COELIAC ALERT

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Health News -

One in 70 Aus­tralians have coeliac dis­ease but about 80 per cent of those af­fected are un­aware. What is it? Peo­ple with this au­toim­mune ill­ness are un­able to eat gluten

– a pro­tein found in wheat, bar­ley, rye and oats. There’s no cure and the only treat­ment is to fol­low a strict gluten-free diet. If left un­treated it can cause chronic health is­sues and lead to liver dis­ease, can­cer, os­teo­poro­sis and in­fer­til­ity. For more in­for­ma­tion go to coeliac.org.au.

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