Coeliac disease quadrupled in 20 years

The number of people being diagnosed with coeliac disease has quadrupled over the last 20 years, according to new research.

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Coeliac disease - what are the symptoms?

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?

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Wind
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sudden or unexpected weight loss (not in all cases)
  • Hair loss
  • Anaemia


Coeliac disease has quadrupled in 20 years

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.

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