CWEST. COELIAC DISEASE. What you will learn today.
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In this CWEST presentation, you will discover what coeliac disease is; the associated conditions with this condition; the myths surrounding the disease; a then and now approach including the advancements in foodstuffs and medicines in order to alleviate the symptoms of coeliac disease.
Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac, spelt celiac disease in other countries) is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye triggers an immune reaction in people with coeliac disease. This means that eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. Other parts of the body may be affected.
Thus, many people need a gluten-free diet to stay healthy.