Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celiac disease


Celiac disease is caused by sensitivity to protein (gluten) found in wheat, barley and rye. For those with celiac disease, these grains trigger an immune response that damages the small intestine's lining and can lead to nutrient deficiencies. It's estimated that celiac disease affects one percent of Americans.

While celiac disease cannot be cured, the condition can be managed. People with celiac disease can lead long, healthy lives.

The only treatment for celiac disease is to eat a gluten-free diet. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that are naturally gluten free, including fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs and more. And a gluten-free diet doesn't mean an end to bread. Several delicious and nutritious grains can be used in place of grains that contain gluten.

http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442476120
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