Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – September 2011
What You Need to Know About Celiac Disease
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
People with celiac disease, a disease of the immune system, can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestines. As many as 2 million Americans may have celiac disease, but most don't know it. To learn more about celiac disease, read What I need to know about Celiac Disease, an easy-to-read booklet that defines the disease and explains its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. The booklet also includes examples of gluten-free diet options.
You can read What I need to know about Celiac Disease at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac_ez.