A study in Edinburgh has found that there is a protein in folks with celiac disease called osteoprotegerin (OPG) in healthy folks this protein controls the rate at which bone is broken down and is protective. But research has shown that in 20% of Celiacs they produce an antibody against this leading to osteoporosis.
This is important as it was previously thought that the bone loss was related to malabsorption of calcium and vitamin D.
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