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.