Nutrients 2014, 6(1), 207-220; doi:10.3390/nu6010207
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Celiac Disease and Overweight in Children: An Update

Received: 11 October 2013; in revised form: 19 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Celiac Disease)
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Abstract: The clinical presentation of celiac disease in children is very variable and differs with age. The prevalence of atypical presentations of celiac disease has increased over the past 2 decades. Several studies in adults and children with celiac disease indicate that obesity/overweight at disease onset is not unusual. In addition, there is a trend towards the development of overweight/obesity in celiac patients who strictly comply with a gluten-free diet. However, the pathogenesis and clinical implications of the coexistence of classic malabsorption (e.g., celiac disease) and overweight/obesity remain unclear. This review investigated the causes and main clinical factors associated with overweight/obesity at the diagnosis of celiac disease and clarified whether gluten withdrawal affects the current trends of the nutritional status of celiac disease patients.
Keywords: celiac disease; overweight; obesity; gluten free diet
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Diamanti, A.; Capriati, T.; Basso, M.S.; Panetta, F.; Di Ciommo Laurora, V.M.; Bellucci, F.; Cristofori, F.; Francavilla, R. Celiac Disease and Overweight in Children: An Update. Nutrients 2014, 6, 207-220.

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Diamanti A, Capriati T, Basso MS, Panetta F, Di Ciommo Laurora VM, Bellucci F, Cristofori F, Francavilla R. Celiac Disease and Overweight in Children: An Update. Nutrients. 2014; 6(1):207-220.

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Diamanti, Antonella; Capriati, Teresa; Basso, Maria S.; Panetta, Fabio; Di Ciommo Laurora, Vincenzo M.; Bellucci, Francesca; Cristofori, Fernanda; Francavilla, Ruggiero. 2014. "Celiac Disease and Overweight in Children: An Update." Nutrients 6, no. 1: 207-220.

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