Flashcards in Coeliac disease Deck (5)
What is coeliac disease?
This is when the body reacts to a protein named gluten, which is found in cereal such as wheat or barley. The body cannot tolerate the protein so the villi in the small intestine are not formed properly. As a result, nutrients can not be absorbed properly.
Gluten is found in cereals such as
Gluten is found in composite foods such as
What are the symptoms of coeliac disease?
Reduced growth rate in children.