coeliac disease

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coeliac disease

a chronic intestinal disorder of young children caused by sensitivity to the protein gliadin contained in the gluten of cereals, characterized by distention of the abdomen and frothy and pale foul-smelling stools
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Lara Musto suffers from Coeliac Disease and will now have to pay for her own gluten-free food
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Breakfast is often the most difficult meal for coeliacs, or those on a gluten free diet, for which to find suitable 'free from' options.
Organiser Irvena Fisher (left) and members of Huddersfield Coeliac Group, taking afternoon tea at the Season's Cafe in |Armitage's Garden Centre, Birchencliffe.
Coeliacs can order their own gluten-free host - but priests could do it where there is a number of coeliacs in the one parish.
Tuesday My 'another day down' mindset meant I was ticking off the days until I could go back to my normal eating plan, but coeliac disease is hard because there is no cure and no medication - the only treatment for coeliacs is a strict gluten-free diet for life.
Fortunately for Lyla both her parents - Julie Sutcliffe and Nick Martyn - are familiar with the problems faced by people with coeliac disease as each of them has a parent who has had the disease.
SPECIAL DIET; Veronica Camilleri and daughter Charlotte have both coeliac disease which means they cannot - among other things - eat normal bread.
SIR; Congratulations for giving space to covering the industry's indifference to coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet (The Saturday Essay, May 14, p28).
Patients with coeliac disease and diabetes are banned from eating many foods because their bodies are unable to process them.
Since continued ingestion of gluten damages the stomach lining of coeliacs and Summer had been eating food with gluten in, her stomach had been severely affected by the time the biopsy was taken in November.