Causes of Celiac Disease
When a person who has Celiac Disease consumes foods containing gluten – a type of protein mainly found in wheat products – an adverse reaction takes place that causes the destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine, i.e. the villi which are vital in the absorption process. As a result the small intestine becomes inflamed and nutrients from food cannot be absorbed properly. Celiac Disease, research has revealed, can be genetic or inherited.