Celiac Disease & Thyroid Conditions

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Celiac Disease and Thyroid Disease: The Connection

Researchers have found autoimmune thyroid diseases to be more common in people with celiac disease than in the general population.

The reasons for this relationship are not entirely clear, but these are the known facts:

What does the thyroid gland do?

The thyroid is a small gland just below your Adam’s apple. This gland produces thyroid hormones whose main job is to regulate metabolism. These hormones affect every system in the body and help to control its functions, for example, temperature regulation.

Thyroid Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease (Also called Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis)

Grave’s Disease

Testing for Thyroid Function


Hypothyroidism and the Gluten-Free Diet (GF)


This article has been assessed and approved by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.