Friday, May 10, 2013

Celiac Awareness Month fun fact #10

Many people with Celiac Disease are also lactose intolerant.

The villi that are damaged in your intestines from CD also help break down certain proteins, such as lactose. However there is hope. In time, with a strict gluten free diet, your villi will begin to heal and re-grow. Once you are healed, your lactose intolerance may go away. Beware though, one case of gluten ingestion may cause the lactose intolerance to reoccur.

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