Coeliac disease (CD) is an auto-immune disease caused by intolerance to gluten, affecting around 700,000 people in the UK. Under-diagnosis is a problem, and mild CD in particular is more common than previously thought. This new edition provides the latest on this important condition, and in particular updates the food labelling in line with changing food labelling laws. Topics include: Tests and diagnosis Diet and nutrition Other auto-immune conditions - e.g .type 1 diabetes thyroid disease; other health issues - e.g .lowered fertility, skin problems Living gluten-free - practicalities Children and teenagers Further help and resources, including gluten-free food sources
Alex Gazzola is a freelance heath journalist with a specialism in food and nutrition. He is author of Living with Food Intolerance, Sheldon Press, and also writes for The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Guardian Weekend, and The Irish Times among others.