More people go gluten-free unnecessarily, study confirms

A new study confirms that many people are following a gluten-free diet unnecessarily. Research, published in journal JAMA Internal Medicine, shows the prevalence of coeliac disease – a condition that causes an allergic reaction to gluten – has remained stable in recent years, while more people are going gluten-free. Analysis of blood tests from more than 22,000 study participants between 2009 to 2014 found just 106 people, or 0.69 per cent, had a coeliac diagnosis. Just over 200 participants, or 1.08 per cent, adhered to a gluten-free diet although they didn’t have the disease. According to the researchers, this correlates…
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