Celiac/Coeliac Disease

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Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine (1,2). It develops in genetically-predisposed individuals as a result of eating gluten. Gluten causes an immunological reaction in the small intestine, which damages the villi and leads to malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies and other health complications (1,2). 
Gluten is the main protein found in wheat, barley, rye and related grains (1-3). In some countries, including Australia and New
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Last Updated: 2023-04-20