celiac disease

noun

Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue

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Gluten is also problematic for the 1% of the population that has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten attacks the small intestine and can cause painful symptoms like bloating, fatigue, and weight loss. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Is Wine Gluten-Free? We Asked a Nutritionist," 16 Aug. 2019 Another 450 participants developed celiac disease, about 7%. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Eating more gluten early in life is tied to children's higher risk of celiac disease, a study says," 13 Aug. 2019 There is no evidence to suggest that topical gluten application is harmful to those with celiac disease, but some people might want to avoid it in nail polish out of an abundance of caution. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need To Switch To Non-Toxic Nail Polish," 12 Aug. 2019 Kimberly Langdon, a medical adviser and fertility expert at Medzino Health Inc., confirms that studies have shown reproductive challenges — such as miscarriage and premature deliveries — are more common in women with celiac disease. Washington Post, "Your baby bump photos terrify me. Here’s why.," 2 Aug. 2019 The Saturday Night Live comedian, 37, performed stand-up at the Guild Hall in the Hamptons on Saturday night to benefit celiac disease research. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Colin Jost Says He Was 'So Scared of Marriage' Before Getting Engaged to Scarlett Johansson," 29 July 2019 All of the children carried a genotype associated with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Eating more gluten early in life is tied to children's higher risk of celiac disease, a study says," 13 Aug. 2019 With so many challenges already in front of her after being diagnosed with both diabetes and celiac disease, Desiree Castillo also had to take on a mental battle with depression. Tim Brown, oregonlive.com, "Nike, Doernbecher reveal 6 patient-designers for 2019 DB Freestyle shoe, clothing collections," 12 Aug. 2019 As many as 3 million Americans have celiac disease, according to the FDA, with many more having a gluten intolerance—meaning more and more companies offering alternatives versions of things like beer, cookies, crackers, cakes and breads. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "Red Lobster Is Now Selling Gluten-Free Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix," 31 July 2019

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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celiac disease

noun

Medical Definition of celiac disease

: a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa

called also celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, sprue

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