- Reactive hepatitis ( coeliac hepatitis)
- Autoimmune liver disorders including – Autoimmune hepatitis, Autoimmune overlap syndrome, Autoimmune (sclerosing) cholangitis, and Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Acute liver failure
- Cryptogenic cirrhosis
- Regenerative nodular hyperplasia
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
“a wide spectrum of liver injuries in children and adults may be related to CD and in particular: (1) a mild parenchymal damage characterised by absence of any clinical sign or symptom suggesting a chronic liver disease and by non-specific histological changes reversible on a gluten-free diet; (2) a chronic inflammatory liver injury of autoimmune mechanism, including autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis, that may lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis, generally unaffected by gluten withdrawal and necessitating an immunosuppressive treatment; (3) a severe liver failure potentially treatable by a gluten-free diet. Such different types of liver injuries may represent a spectrum of a same disorder where individual factors, such as genetic predisposition, precocity and duration of exposure to gluten may influence the reversibility of liver damage.”
Source:Indian J Pediatr 2006; 73 (9) : 809-811.
- 500,000 gall bladder surgeries are performed in the U.S. annually. Up to 40% of these surgeries have complications afterwards.
- Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) disease affects as many as 1/3 or U.S. adults.
We can go on and on and on. The point is, gluten intolerance can cause liver problems. Most liver disease in the U.S. has no known cause. It makes sense to investigate gluten as a causative factor. Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior