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Coeliac disease

(pronounced ‘see-liac’), a serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means that the body cannot properly absorb nutrients from food. It is not an allergy or food intolerance. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people may also be sensitive to oats.

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