Celiac disease is an inherited digestive system disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. Once thought to be a rare condition, research shows that it affects more than 1 percent of the American population, or about 3 million people, making it almost as prevalent as type I diabetes. May is the National Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, and organizations across the country are trying the enlighten and educate the public about what is becoming a rapidly rising.
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