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Posts about the topic: Thyroid

The link between gluten sensitivity and autoimmune thyroid

1. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001 Mar;96(3):751-757.

Prevalence of thyroid disorders in untreated adult celiac
disease patients and effect of gluten withdrawal:
an Italian multicenter study.

  • The greater frequency of thyroid disease among celiac disease patients justifies a thyroid functional assessment.
  • In distinct cases, gluten withdrawal may single handedly reverse the abnormality.

2. Horm Res. 1999; 51(3): 124-127

Prevalence of celiac disease in patients with thyroid autoimmunity.

  • On a gluten-free diet, an excellent clinical and histological response was recorded, with an improvement of hypothyroidism and reduction of the thyroxine dosage.
  • Our data suggest a significantly high prevalence of gluten intolerance in patients with autoimmune thyroid disorder, in particular those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

3. Autoimmunity. 2008 Feb; 41(1):116-121

Celiac disease in North Italian patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases.

  • An increased prevalence of celiac disease was demonstrated in adult European and Italian patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases; conversely, an increased prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease was demonstrated in patients with gluten intolerance.
  • Gluten sensitivity is significantly increased in patients with thyroid autoimmune disorders. For this reason, it is important to screen for gluten sensitivity in patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders

The conclusion is if there is any question of an autoimmune thyroid condition get tested and if gluten sensitive eliminate it from your diet.