What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disorder that can occur in genetically pre-disposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Gluten is a main substance that is found in grains, especially wheat and is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. It is the main cause of illness in people with Celiac Disease.

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