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Hi I am a 49 year old male from the UK who was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago and I have been coping with the change in diet quite well. What I do seem to have a problem with is oats, I buy gluten-free oats and gluten-free cookies with oats and I seem to react to them. I am a full time fire fighter and I also like to run marathons so I need to keep my health in tip top condition. My question really is if the avelin protein would show a positive reading on my TGA test? If it is just a GI reaction to the higher fibre, could this be overcome? As I think I may have a similar reaction to lentils too.

Oats are safe for more than 99% of celiac patients. There is however the extremely rare one who does react to oats. The fact that this gentleman also reacts to lentils seem to me a good reason to suspect his gut does not agree too much with fibers (or, to use a more fashionable and scientifically correct nomenclature, FODMAP). Finally, the rare possibility of allergy (unrelated to celiac) to either oats or lentils must be considered. May, 2017
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