Things to know about Celiac Disease

Celiac Awareness Month

Austin (KXAN)- May is Celiac Awareness Month, and Dr. Todd Sheer with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic explains what it is, and how to treat it.

Celiac Disease affects one in every 133 people in the United States.

It is a digestive disease that has to do gluten consumption. Sufferers who eat gluten can damage their intestines. Basically the body attacks itself.

Not paying attention to gluten intake could lead to Cancer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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