The coeliac iceberg is the only glacier we want to see melting
The prevalence of coeliac disease is estimated to be on the rise, but the number of diagnoses remains too low.
Coeliac disease, the most common autoimmune disease in children, which primarily involves the intestine and the immune system, has an overall prevalence of 1% . An estimated figure, however, that does not take either wide local variations or undiagnosed cases into account. Sweden and Finland, for example, but also certain geographically localised populations of India and North Africa are among the countries with a higher prevalence. In Asia, the condition is extremely rare and the causes are still unknown, although they may be related to the eating habits of that area.