Who gets coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease can affect people of any age, gender or ethnicity and occurs in approximately 1% of the global population. However, it is estimated that currently only 5% of Coeliac patients have been diagnosed.1
The following factors place you at a greater risk for developing the condition:
A first degree relative (brother, sister, parent) with coeliac disease
Type 1 diabetes
Other autoimmune diseases
1 Ravikumara M. et al. Ninety percent of coeliac disease is being missed. J Pediatr. Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 oct 45(4): 497-9