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Fred Dinenage speaks to Coeliac UK's Sarah Sleet on how diet and genetics can affect your chances of having the disease. Sarah calls for more diagnosis of the disease and to make people more awareness of the illness.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that the number of people with coeliac disease has quadrupled in the last 20 years.
They believe that may be down to better medical practice correctly diagnosing the condition. But what are the symptoms?
- Mouth ulcers
- Sudden or unexpected weight loss (not in all cases)
- Hair loss
Many of us can freely enjoy bread and cakes but coeliac sufferers these foods could severely damage their health. One in a hundred people have coeliac disease meaning they can't eat foods containing wheat, barley and rye without making themselves ill. Michael Sibitt has this report.