Wednesday, May 02, 2007


On Monday's The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced that she has another bun in the gluten-free oven!

Here's the magic moment. (No, not that magic moment!) You just have to wait for some of the preliminary material to pass. And the "educational" portion of this post comes below the video.

Source (4:13)

This is as good a place as any to take note of connections between undiagnosed celiac disease and infertility/childbirth issues. Studies seem to have yielded varied conclusions, but as recently as August, 2005, Gastroenterology reported on a study that found that "undiagnosed celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of intrauterine growth retardation...low birth weight...very low birth weight...preterm birth...and caesarean section.... In contrast, those diagnosed with celiac disease before their births were not at increased risk for these adverse fetal outcomes."

And here's an older (2002) overview of fertility and pregnancy issues by Michelle Melin-Rogovin. Whether or not the interpretation of the data has since been thrown into doubt, it still makes sense to be on the lookout for celiac disease in cases of infertility (male and female) and other pregnancy and childbirth concerns.

1 comment:

Erin S. said...

"another bun in the gluten-free oven"

good one!