(HealthDay News) — Celiac disease is an overactive immune system disorder affecting about 1 in 100 people worldwide, says the Celiac Disease Foundation.

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People with celiac disease may well damage their intestines by eating foods that contain gluten. Currently, the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.

Foods with wheat, rye or barley — such as breads and beer — must be avoided. Naturally gluten-free foods include fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, beans, legumes and nuts.

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For people with celiac disease, it is extremely important to always read nutrition labels. Some processed foods, such as dried fruit, can contain gluten.

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