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Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily.
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Last updated Jun 22, 2020

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