Celiac disease is an autoimmune malabsorption disorder caused by gluten, the protein present in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten destroys the absorptive layer of the small intestine, which leads to malnourishment and other serious diseases. Recent research has established that celiac disease is a common disorder, affecting 1 in every 120 to 300 people in North America and Europe. The only therapy is adherence to a completely gluten-free diet for life. This article reviews a number of Internet resources that are essential in assisting celiacs to live a normal life.
Cameron, Brian D., "Celiac Disease: Internet Resources" (2002). Librarian and Staff Publications. Paper 4.