Health 101: Celiac Disease

Can parents pass celiac to their kids even if they don't have it?

A. Yes, you can still carry the genes for celiac. The odds of your child having it are roughly one in 10 if one of you has it; the odds increase if more than one relative has it. If any of your child's grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or first cousins have celiac, she should have a blood test -- even if she has no symptoms.

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