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More than 200,000 Aus­tralians have coeliac dis­ease

In 2001 it was es­ti­mated one in 500 peo­ple had the dis­ease; to­day it’s one in 100

For ev­ery per­son who is di­ag­nosed, ex­perts say an­other four have the dis­ease and don’t know it

Even if you have no symp­toms at all, dam­age to your in­tes­tine may be se­vere

The genes found in coeliac dis­ease are also found in most peo­ple with type 1 di­a­betes — about 10 per cent of peo­ple with type 1 di­a­betes also have coeliac dis­ease

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