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If three things come together to cause celiac disease—over-responsive immune system, genetic predisposition and individual environment—what is meant by individual environment?

“Individual environment” means the combination of factors that combine to create the ideal conditions for celiac disease to develop: modalities of delivery (C-section vs. natural birth), type of bacteria that inhabits one’s gut, early and excessive use of antibiotics, episodes of infections suffered, traumas and possibly other factors yet to be identified. July, 2015