Keyword: oats

Hi I am a 49 year old male from the UK who was diagnosed with Coeliac 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 99% of celiac patients. There is however the extremely rare one who does react to oats. The mechanism is not related to avenin toxicity, however, but it could be different. The fact that this gentleman also reacts to lentils seem to me a good reason to suspect his gut does not… Read more »

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Do oats contain gluten?

A large body of scientific evidence accumulated over more than 15 years has proven that oats are completely safe for the vast majority of celiac patients. Oats are not related to gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley and rye. They don’t contain gluten, but rather proteins called avenins that are non-toxic and tolerated by most… Read more »

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How often can I eat oats?

Research reports that incorporating oats uncontaminated with wheat, barley or rye at intake levels of approximately 50 g dry oats/day is generally safe for most persons with celiac disease.

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Are there some celiacs who can’t eat oats?

Pure and uncontaminated oats have been shown to be safe for most celiac patients. We recommend oats in the diet because of their high fiber content. With that said, the additional fiber that oats provide may cause GI symptoms similar to those of undiagnosed celiac disease. However, tolerance improves over time.

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