I have to clarify some misinformation here.......Celiac Disease can kill some people if you have a severe enough case of it and do not discover you have it or do not follow the gluten free diet, once diagnosed. Not everyone gets to the point where they have enough damage to end up with severe malnutrition. Not everyone ends up with cancer from it...that is more rare than the norm. It will not eventually kill you if you follow the diet and exercise and strive to live a healthy lifestyle as best you can. It may not eventually kill you even if you do not follow the diet carefully but why set yourself up for other related conditions and feeling crappy the rest of your life? The bigger threat than anything else is poor quality of life and you don't want that, do you?