Celiac disease may be at the root of some women’s problems with infertility, researchers say. While there are many more common causes of infertility, a new study suggests that women who don’t have a ready explanation for their failure to conceive should be screened for celiac disease.
“Women with infertility were 3.5 times more likely to have celiac disease than women who didn’t have difficulty conceiving, the analysis found, based on a review of three studies including 449 women with infertility.
For women with no known cause for their infertility, the connection was even stronger. These women were six times more likely to have celiac disease, based on data from five studies including 422 women with unexplained infertility.”