International Coeliac Day
International Coeliac Day is held on May 16. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. 1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease.
The most common misdiagnoses include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and ulcers. Approximately 37% of women with celiac disease also show symptoms of depression.
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