Individuals with celiac disease have a higher risk of pneumococcal infection due to the higher incidence of hyposplenism in the celiac disease population. Those with celiac disease should consider pneumococcal vaccination.
Celiac disease is a disease that attacks the nutrient absorption areas of the small intestine. Nutrients that appear in peer-reviewed literature that are typically deficient include vitamins A (retinol), D, E, K, folic acid, B6, B12, and the minerals calcium, copper, magnesium, zinc, selenium and iron. But that's not the full story...
Celiac disease present differently in pediatric cases compared to the adult population, including failure to thrive, delayed onset of puberty, short stature, and thin extremities.
Celiac disease can be vexing in how it presents in clinical practice. In this article, I cover current conditions and diseases that have been linked to celiac disease in multiple studies in peer-reviewed literature.
Being overweight or obese should not rule out celiac disease. Overweight or obesity can be a direct symptom of celiac disease or secondarily due to celiac induced autoimmunity.