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Which of the most popular athletes suffer from Celiac disease? Several famous Tennis players, NFL stars, and Olympians have Celiac disease, a condition that makes individuals intolerant to gluten. Some of these athletes were diagnosed with Celiac disease when they were young, while others were diagnosed later in life.

Who is the most famous athlete with Celiac disease? Novak Djokovic tops our list. Novak Djokovic discovered that he had a gluten intolerance in 2010. He went on to win Wimbledon the following year. Sabine Lisicki suffers from a gluten intolerance. She has said that she feels more energetic since eliminating wheat from her diet. Cedric Benson was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2009.

Professional golfer Sarah Jane Smith was diagnosed with Celiac disease when she was 23 years old. She says, "It’s so important for people to understand this is something they can take control of. Celiac disease doesn’t have to control you." Hockey announcer Mickey Redmond doesn't like to go on long trips due to trouble finding foods that accommodate his Celiac disease.

Do you think that it would be tough to eliminate gluten from your diet? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Athletes with Celiac Disease
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Novak Djokovic discovered that he had a gluten intolerance in 2010. He went on to win Wimbledon the following year.

Age: 30

Nationality: Serbia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

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#55 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#12 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#90 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Athletes with Celiac Disease
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Drew Brees reportedly suffers from Celiac disease.

Age: 38

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Teams: New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Purdue Boilermakers football

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#8 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#12 on The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

#46 on The Best Football Players Ever

#39 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

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Sabine Lisicki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Athletes with Celiac Disease
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Sabine Lisicki suffers from a gluten intolerance. She has said that she feels more energetic since eliminating wheat from her diet.

Age: 28

Nationality: Germany

Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Also Ranked

#51 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Athletes with Celiac Disease
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Cedric Benson was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2009.

Age: age 33

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

Teams: Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Texas Longhorns football

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#12 on The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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