Body mass index is not a reliable tool in predicting celiac disease in children.

Maria vanderPals, Anna Myléus, Fredrik Norström, Solveig Hammarroth, Lotta Högberg, Anna Rosén, Anneli Ivarsson, Annelie Carlsson

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Abstract

Untreated celiac disease is traditionally believed to be associated with malabsorption and underweight. However, studies describing body mass index (BMI) in individuals at the time of diagnosis have shown contradictory results. We investigated the differences in weight, height, and BMI in 12- year-old children with screening-detected celiac disease compared to their healthy peers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number165
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Pediatrics

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