According to recent report, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease clearly share genetic origins. Researchers linked a variety of different loci between the two diseases.
The research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine . The research team were reported as commenting: “Our findings and those reported previously provide convincing evidence that 21 non-HLA loci are associated with type 1 diabetes and 11 non-HLA loci are associated with celiac disease.”
They further commented: “Seven of these chromosome regions are shared between the two diseases, suggesting that for an investigation of shared loci in two diseases that are known to cosegregate, the previous odds of 1000:1 against there being a true association at any tested candidate gene is too conservative.”
People with diabetes often face a higher risk of also having celiac disease.

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