Although the exact cause of
celiac disease isn't known, having certain
genes increases your risk. You are more likely to have
these genes if you have a first-degree relative (mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter) who has celiac disease.
Environmental factors, such as infections, may trigger
changes in the small intestine of a person with these genes. Then, eating foods
that contain gluten can trigger an abnormal
immune system response. Over time, this response can cause digestion and
Are you on a gluten-free diet? Regular breads, bagels, muffins, and many other store-bought baked goods are not allowed on gluten-free eating plans.
Here's what you need to know before you buy gluten-free grain products or bake them at home.