“If we talk about intolerance to gluten, which is in cereals, then the body reacts like a foreign agent and begins to attack it. And slow inflammation develops according to the mechanism of the immune response – we get sick more often , skin problems appear,” he said. Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, head of the development department of the Valery Polunovsky National Center for Genetic Research.
According to him, 15 percent of our compatriots have an increased risk of gluten intolerance and about 1.5 percent have a significant risk of developing celiac disease.
The expert explains that celiac disease is a disease associated with intolerance to the gluten protein, which alters the functioning of the mucosa of the small intestine.
Celiac disease causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. In addition, given the malabsorption of nutrients, mineral metabolism disorders, hypovitaminosis and anemia may develop.
“Currently, there is no specific treatment for this disease, but all symptoms can disappear when gluten-containing foods are excluded from the diet,” adds Valery Polunovsky.
To avoid health problems, doctors recommend early detection.