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How do you know non-celiac gluten sensitivity exists?

We don’t. Some studies have shown that some people who do not have celiac disease do get sick when eating gluten and get better when not eating it. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that when one removes gluten one also removes large amounts of FODMAP (Fructose, Olygosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols)-containing foods that… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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What exactly is a biomarker, and why is it so essential?

The definition of a biomarker (or biological marker) is a biological substance produced by an organism in response to a disease state, that can be detected by any laboratory or imaging technique thus allowing an assessment of the disease presence and/or progression. As an example, the detection of antibodies against the enzyme tissue transglutaminase (the… Read more »

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