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celiac disease

n.
A chronic gastrointestinal disease characterized by sensitivity to gluten and malabsorption from the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, stools with high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Also called celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue.

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n.
a hereditary digestive disorder involving intolerance to gluten, malnultrition and fatty stools.
[1935–40]

celiac disease

Sensitivity to gluten, a protein in cereals. It prevents normal absorption of fats and necessitates a special diet for life.
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Noun1.celiac disease - a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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Gluten-free food products have inundated the marketplace in recent years as the food industry has responded to greater awareness of celiac sprue disease and wheat sensitivity.
Celiac Disease Classification: Celiac disease (CD), also referred to as sprue or celiac sprue, is characterized as an inherited intestinal immune disorder in which the body has an intolerance to gluten.
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No wheat, barley, rye, bulgur, durum, kamut, semolina, spelt, triticale or any other grains, flours or ingredients banned by the Gluten Intolerance Group and/or Celiac Sprue Association.
For gluten-free products, retailers should inquire about and get oversight from certification organizations such as the Gluten-Free Certification Organization or the Celiac Sprue Association.
Lebwohl disclosed ties with the National Institutes of Health, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and the Celiac Sprue Association, which funded the study along with Oresbro University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Society of Medicine, Swedish Research Council, and Swedish Celiac Society.
To assure our customers our products are gluten-free, we partnered with the Celiac Sprue Association to ensure our process met their requirements.
She is currently the Nutrition Advisor for the DC Metro Area Celiac Sprue Support Group and is on the advisory board for Simply Gluten-Free Magazine.