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Celiac disease (is an autoimmune disorder with a well-documented genetic basis and dietary trigger. These factors, however, are not sufficient in disease development. The influence of the environment on the risk of developing CD during childhood remains inconclusive. The intolerance to gluten results in gastrointestinal and extra gastrointestinal manifestations that potentially expose the affected children to elevated risk of malnutrition. In this session, speakers from Sweden and the United States will present research updates on the diagnostic guidelines of CD in children and will review the worldwide epidemiology of CD, as well as findings on the environmental factors hypothesized to be associated with the development of CD. The session attendees will also learn age-appropriate nutritional assessment methods that yield information to help establish individualized, culturally-sensitive medical nutrition therapy plans.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 2060, 9050, 9010
- Describe diagnostic guidelines and epidemiology of celiac disease in children.
- List two to three factors associated with the likelihood of celiac disease in children.
- Implement proper nutritional assessment methods to create individualized, culturally-sensitive medical nutrition therapy plans.
- Carin Andrén Aronsson, PhD
- Jimin Yang, PhD, MD, RDN, FAND
- Long Wang, PhD, MD, RDN, FAND