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What is Celiac Disease? (Definition)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine. Celiac disease is caused by a reaction to gluten, which are various proteins found in wheat and in other grains such as barley, and rye. Moderate quantities of oats, free of contamination with other gluten-containing grains, are usually tolerated but problems may depend on the type consumed. The disease can cause long-term digestive problems and keep you from getting nutrients you need.

Doctors treat celiac disease by prescribing a gluten-free diet. Symptoms significantly improve for most people who follow a gluten-free diet.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, digestive symptoms are more common in children and can include:

  • bloating, or a feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen
  • chronic diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • gas
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stools that float

See below for updated news and information regarding Celiac Disease including new research, treatments and advancements. 

Latest Celiac Disease News

Celiac Research News: Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) - Findings by MGHfC-led team lead to new clinical monitoring practices - In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease sustained persistent intestinal damage, despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. The findings are consistent with recent research in adults, ...
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