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By Carolyn Bivins
Es. Co. Extention Agent 

Gluten free? May is Celiac Awareness Month


May 3, 2018

As I walk around the grocery stores, I notice a variety of new package products that are gluten-free.

It’s a new trend offering more food choices for those who have Gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is triggered by ingesting certain proteins, commonly referred to as "gluten," which are naturally present in some cereal grains.

While Celiac Disease cannot be cured, its symptoms can be controlled through diet. Celiac Disease is a genetic disorder and may occur in children as well as adults.

Approximately one in 133 people may have celiac disease; the majority of these individuals have...

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