This module covers:
●Causes and symptoms of coeliac disease
●Diagnosis in adults and children
●Management using a gluten-free diet
●Components of a gluten-free diet
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Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation of the mucosa of the small intestine. It is caused by the ingestion of gluten, the protein fraction in the cereals wheat, barley and rye. Some people with coeliac disease are also sensitive to gluten-like proteins, called avenins, found in oats. The only treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet.
Coeliac disease affects around one in 100 people in the UK, although only about 10 to 15 per cent of those with the condition are clinically diagnosed. There are approximately half a million people