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Unformatted text preview: small intestine and in effect hinders any attempt for nutrients to be absorbed into the organ. Therefore, if this disease is left untreated it can result in malnutrition, because the nutrients dont make it into your blood stream. Short term side effects include gas, drowsiness, diarrhea, loss of weight or increase in weight. In the long run, this may lead to osteoporosis, seizures, nerve damage and even cancer. According to Kristi Jarrett, director of the food service department at Benefis Health System, prestently the only way to treat Celiac disease is to eat only gluten-free foods, and if this is done the short term symptoms will disappear in a few days. This disease is estimated to affect 1 out every 133 people worldwide, and essentially it ends up changing your entire diet, eating habits, and your lifestyle....
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- Fall '08