Gluten Intolerance Quadruples Susceptibility To Tuberculosis

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 05:00 PM EST

... People who are gluten intolerant run four times the risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB) infection, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax.Gluten intolerance, or coeliac disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition of the small bowel, caused by an exaggerated immune response to the gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye. [click link for full article] ...