About Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. 

In people with Coeliac disease eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine, resulting in both short term symptoms and potentially irreversible long term damage.

Gluten is naturally found in wheat, barley and rye so products containing these grains or ingredients derived from them must be excluded from the diet of a person with Coeliac disease.

Due to cross contamination gluten is also found in virtually every commercial product that contains oats so these are also considered unsuitable for a gluten free diet.

For more in depth information regarding Coeliac disease or to make a donation towards research into the causes and treatment of Coeliac disease please visit the official Coeliac UK website by clicking the link below.

Coeliac UK

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