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High risk groups for coeliac disease

High risk groups for coeliac disease

About 1% of people in the UK have coeliac disease.1 Coeliac disease can make it hard to ab-sorb nutrients and can damage the body

Key learning points:

•   Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that is triggered by gluten and causes inflammation in the gut. It can damage the body if left undiagnosed

•   It is thought to affect about 1% of people in the UK, but is under-diagnosed. It’s more common among certain groups of people, who should be tested for the disease

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