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Celiac Disease page from MedlinePlus

Celiac Disease page from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/celiacdisease.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I find recipes a celiac patient could enjoy?
  • What genes are related to celiac disease?
  • What grains and flours are truly gluten free?

Description:

From the website,

If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and even the glue on stamps and envelopes.

See the nutrition section for gluten-free recipes and other dietary guidelines for sufferers of Celiac disease. The “related issues” section has a look at gluten in restaurants and traveling tips for Celiac patients. The videos section has a link to an entire series of videos that cover Celiac disease in children, shopping, making emotional adjustments and more.
Finally, you’ll want to check out the directories and organizations section for appropriate support groups.

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