Welcome to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The disease affects about one in 141 people in the United States.1
The Awareness Campaign provides current, comprehensive, science-based information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
1Rubio-Tapia A, Ludvigsson JF, Brantner TL, Murray JA, Everhart JE. The prevalence of celiac disease in the United States. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012;107:1538–1544.
Through the Awareness Campaign, you can access
- resources for health care providers, including practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of celiac disease
- educational materials and resources for people living with or affected by celiac disease
- feature stories relevant to people with celiac disease
- examples of a gluten-free diet (PDF, 66 KB)*
- professional and voluntary organizations devoted to celiac disease awareness
- updates on NIDDK-funded celiac disease research
Page last updated January 8, 2014