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This article, written by celiac disease expert Amy Keller, MS, RD, describes the impact of celiac disease on bone health, a major health concern for women, and offers ways to mitigate the effects of this disease to maintain bone health.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5110, 4040, 2090, 4180
Performance Indicators: 10.4.4, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
- Describe why patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of reduced bone mineral density and osteoporosis.
- Summarize bone density screening recommendations for those with celiac disease.
- Discuss why the gluten-free diet may not be enough to normalize bone density.