Keyword: immune system

Why does the prevalence of celiac disease double every 15-20 years?

At this time, no one knows for sure why the prevalence of celiac disease doubles every 15-20 years. We do know that the prevalence of all autoimmune diseases is on the rise. The most accepted theory for this is the “hygiene theory,” which states that as our cultures get cleaner our immune systems get weaker.

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