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Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The cause of celiac disease isn't known, but there's good evidence that the disease is becoming more common.
A gluten-free diet is essential for managing signs and symptoms of celiac disease. Following a gluten-free diet requires paying careful attention to food selections, the ingredients found in foods and their nutritional content, as well as medications.
If you're thinking about switching to a gluten-free diet, here are some tips to get you started.