How Much Do You Know About Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that can affect children and adults alike. Also known as celiac sprue, this disease is the most common genetic disease in Europe and is considered significantly underdiagnosed in the U.S. Learn more about the disease by taking this quiz.

1. People with celiac disease cannot eat which kind of food?
2. What circumstance may trigger celiac disease?
3. Celiac disease is one of two forms of sprue (pronounced "SPROO"). The other form is tropical sprue. What causes tropical sprue?
4. People with celiac disease often have which other disease?
5. Which of these is a symptom of celiac disease?
6. How is celiac disease diagnosed?
7. How is celiac disease treated?
8. A person with celiac disease can still eat:
9. Which of these can be a complication of celiac disease?

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Take the Appendix Quiz

The human appendix is a 3- to 6-inch narrow tube located where the small and large intestines join. It's mostly known for becoming inflamed and requiring emergency abdominal surgery for thousands of Americans each year. If you want to learn more about the appendix, take this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

1. The appendix performs what vital role in the body?
2. The appendix is found where in the abdomen?
3. Appendicitis (an inflamed appendix) may occur:
4. Appendicitis can cause:
5. The first sign of appendicitis is:
6. As the appendix becomes more inflamed, which symptom(s) might be present?
7. If you suspect you have appendicitis, what medication should you avoid taking?
8. The main treatment for appendicitis is: