Gluten and its impact in autoimmune diseases

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An autoimmune disease condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, organs and tissues. The immune system is the body’s first line of defence to attack germs, certain viruses and bacteria. However, when the immune system gets confused, it can attack any part of the body like the skin, causing alopecia areata or the pancreas leading to type 1 diabetes. This most often also happens when an individual is already genetically predisposed to an auto-immune condition.