Source: Fox News

Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that celiac disease is more likely to dissipate in children rather than adults.

The autoimmune disorder, which can be induced by eating gluten found in wheat, rye, and barley, can cause gastrointestinal issues and a variety of symptoms including joint and muscle pain.

The study points to the success in eating gluten-free to combat the disease, and both adults and children who participated in the study improved their health by adhering to a strict diet.

However, maintaining a gluten-free diet drastically helped younger individuals with celiac disease as only 34 percent of the children who continued the diet retained symptoms after 2 years.

“It is important for patients to adhere to a gluten-free diet, as this is the only treatment we currently have,” explained Dr. Runa D. Watkins of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Read full story at: Fox News

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Study: Children More Likely to Overcome Celiac Disease, Compared to Adults