March 4, 2008

Celiac Disease Sweeping Across Italy

Celiac disease is currently on the rise in Italy. People who have the disease can’t digest gluten and the disease causes health problems, such as gastrointestinal distress and malnutrition. The disease is manageable if wheat or any other grain that includes glutens is avoided.

A big problem is that pastas, pizza, and bread are very popular in Italian diets and these products contain gluten. If it is not possible to cut out these kinds of foods, then a person with the disease has to eat as little of it as possible.

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