About Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the surface of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients from food is damaged by a substance called gluten. As a result, the body has trouble absorbing nutrients from food including the protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health. This can lead to many different symptoms in any system of the body.
Celiac disease is treated with a gluten free diet which contains no gluten protein from wheat, rye or barley.
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