FIRST: 10 facts about Coeliac Disease
1. There are more than 200 known symptoms of coeliac disease which may occur in the digestive system or other parts of the body.
2. Some people develop coeliac disease in childhood, others as an adult. The reason for this is still unknown.
3. People with coeliac disease who eat gluten have higher than normal levels of certain antibodies in their blood. These antibodies are produced by the immune system because it views gluten (the proteins found in wheat, rye and barley) as a threat.