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Some have suggested the term “gluten-related disorders” instead of “gluten intolerance” as an umbrella term for celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. What are your thoughts?

Many publications have appeared discussing different definitions; a universal standard is still a work in progress. Until an official agreement is reached, we believe our umbrella term, “gluten intolerance,” is a valid one, as it carries no implications of a specific mechanism for the adverse effects of gluten ingestion. That said, we also agree with the term “gluten-related disorders,” which is just as non-committing as “gluten intolerance.” February, 2013