Celiac Disease Health Center

As more and more people in the US and abroad are diagnosed with celiac disease, manufacturers are producing increasing numbers of gluten-free products like flour and beer. Most gluten-free food items are clearly labeled as such.

Celiac disease is a manageable condition that can even promote a healthy diet — colorful vegetables and lean meats are still options. To fill in the gaps in a gluten-free lifestyle, consult with a registered dietitian.

People with celiac disease should be careful to follow their doctors' orders. Eating gluten with celiac disease can severely damage the small intestine and lead to other life-threatening illnesses.

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Review Date: 
June 13, 2012
Last Updated:
August 6, 2014