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It is estimated that in the UK there are more than half a million people with clinically undiagnosed coeliac disease, caused by an adverse immune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye

Estimates indicate that there are over half a million people with clinically undiagnosed coeliac disease in the UK. The mean duration of symptoms before formal diagnosis of coeliac disease is 13 years, which may be attributed to the wide-ranging symptoms of similarity with other conditions and/or lack of awareness and recognition.

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