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You will be asked to answer a series of exam style questions at the end of the
lesson to show your understanding of Coeliac disease and how it effects people
who have the disease. The answers will be given to you at different stages of the 3
lessons today and you will evaluate and compare a range of gluten free products so
you can identify the changes in taste, ingredients, texture and flavour.
Is Coeliac disease a specific dietary need that is, an allergic reaction, a
personal choice or a dietary illness???
What is the main food ingredient that effects Coeliacs
What products can"t Coeliacs eat?
Name 4 products that Coeliacs have to check the ingredients on the
packaging to be sure they cant eat???
What part of the body does Coeliacs disease mainly affect?
If left untreated what can Coeliacs disease lead to.…read more
Barley Wheat Rye
Grain as it
Is grown in
Coeliac Disease Been harvested
Wheat milled to
Ground to make
a variety of flours
Biscuits Sauces Sausages Pizza…read more
What is coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the
lining of the small intestine (part of the gut).
Coeliac disease is not a food allergy or a food intolerance. It is
an autoimmune disease. The immune system makes white blood
cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies to protect against foreign
objects such as bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In an
autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part or parts
Coeliac Disease of the body as foreign. Other autoimmune diseases include type
1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and some thyroid disorders
What causes coeliac disease?
The cause is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten occurs in common foods including wheat, barley, and rye,
and any foods made from these such as bread, pasta and biscuits. Some people with coeliac disease
are also sensitive to oats.
What are the symptoms of coeliac disease?
The inflammation in the lining of the small intestine stops food from being properly absorbed. You then
do not absorb nutrients very well into your body. A variety of symptoms may then develop. See Coeliac
fact file for more information.
Coeliac Disease Poor absorption of food may cause deficiencies of vitamins, iron, and other nutrients. Anaemia due to
poor absorption of iron is common. Other common symptoms include: abdominal pains which tend to
come and go, excess wind, bloating, diarrhoea, and tiredness or weakness. Mouth ulcers may occur.
You may lose weight due to poor absorption of food. However, most adults with coeliac disease do not
lose weight and are not underweight.
Occasionally, an itchy skin condition called dermatitis can occur in some people with coeliac disease.If
the common symptoms described above develop, the diagnosis may be made quickly. However,
common or typical symptoms do not always develop. Particularly in adults, the areas affected in the gut
may be patchy. Symptoms may then be mild, or not typical, and it may be a while before the diagnosis
is made…read more