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Expert, columnist discuss celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. page 4
Learn more about gluten-related health problems from a leading medical authority.

Date published: 4/25/2011


While 100 percent of people with celiac disease, its triggers is gluten, people with other autoimmune disease—it’s possible that the subgroup is triggered by gluten. Therefore when they go on a gluten-free diet, they improve. But again, nobody has done any systematic study on this kind of matter.

Q: Does this mean that anyone with autoimmune diseases ... should try a gluten free diet?

A: I would not, because you know, in medicine, ‘Give it a try’ is not a way to do it. So I believe this needs to be more systematically studied before making that kind of recommendation.

Q: Do you have a favorite question that I haven’t asked?

A: I can tell you the most asked question: Why are you doing this? Do you have celiac disease or gluten insensitivity yourself? ...

I do not have celiac disease nor gluten sensitivity, but ... I trained in a place where, you know, if you don’t know about celiac disease, you’re not gonna graduate.

Then over time, I developed a tremendous interest in celiac disease and other forms of gluten reactions.

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