The Hidden Face of Celiac Disease

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gluten Celiac disease is a dis-ease where the lining of the small intestine, the intestinal mucosa, is chronically damaged by gluten proteins and their interaction with the immune system. In the early nineties it was considered to be rare, affecting 1 in 4,850 North Americans. Recent numbers reveal that its present in 1 of every 111 apparently healthy/symptom free adults. Genetic research has now revealed that gluten sensitivity (immune/defense reactions to gluten) may ...

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