people with celiac disease on a gluten-free diet are still eating gluten

If you have celiac disease, you have to be on a gluten free-diet. You may think you are, but you’re probably not!

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. In people with celiac disease, the gluten in the diet destroys the villi in their intestines which impairs nutrient absorption and allows absorption of toxins from the gut. To deal with the symptoms of celiac disease, gluten must be totally avoided. But new research has revealed the hidden gluten in your gluten-free diet.

Most people with celiac disease can tolerate up to 100mg a day of accidental gluten; although for some especially sensitive people, that amount may be as low as 10mg a day. The problem is, most celiacs are eating way more than that. And that may be why many people with celiac disease who are on a gluten-free diet still feel lousy.

A meta-analysis has recently found that the average person with celiac accidentally eats between 150 and 400mg of gluten a day. That means that if you have celiac disease, even if you are following a gluten-free diet, you may still be getting enough gluten not only to trigger your symptoms but to continue damaging your intestines.


Am J Clin Nutr 2018;107(2):201-7


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