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RMC Bayonet Point

Reducing Your Risk of Celiac Disease

There are no guidelines for preventing celiac disease.

However, if your infant is at increased risk for celiac disease, talk to his or her doctor about the best time to introduce foods containing gluten.

Ask your doctor about a screening test for you and your children if celiac disease runs in your family.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2014 -
  • Update Date: 11/23/2015 -
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  • 11/23/2015 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance Pinto-Sánchez MI, Verdu EF, et al. Gluten introduction to infant feeding and risk of celiac disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr. 2015 Oct 20.