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Study: Gluten “sensitivity” may not exist

First and foremost, celiac disease is a very real disease. People diagnosed with the condition are unable to digest gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, and can suffer serious side effects when they ingest food containing these ingredients. Many people that are not diagnosed with celiac disease believe that going “gluten-free” helps alleviate  gastrointestinal symptoms.  According to a new study though, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) may not be a real condition, Real Clear Science reports.

Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia, conducted an experiment in 2011 that concluded that NCGS was real. This study helped kick off a “gluten-free” craze -but Gibson wasn’t satisfied with his results.

So he decided to re do the experiment with “ a level of rigor lacking in most nutritional research.” Gibson provided every single meal for his experiment, made sure that all other potential dietary triggers were removed, and collected nine days worth of urine and fecal matter from his subjects. He also made sure each person was confirmed not to have celiac disease but believed their gastrointestinal symptoms improved on a gluten-free diet.

The results of his new stricter experiment? “In contrast to our first study…we could find absolutely no specific response to gluten.”

Read more: Real Clear Science


2 Comments to “Study: Gluten “sensitivity” may not exist”

    showboat6 said:
    May 20, 2014 at 4:58 AM

    First of all NOBODY in any of these reports is stating that this study to prove Gluten Intolerance is false is being funded by a BREAD COMPANY that makes Gluten in New Zealand… The name of the company that is funding this study is called George Weston Foods and they make BREAD WHEAT AND RYE and other GLUTEN BREADS

    2nd point the guy doing the Study Dr. Peter Gibson is the one who created the FODMAP diet I suggest Fox that just like your other main stream news network FOX NEWS you never do enough research. I find it odd that everyone is cheering over this news and not reporting "WHO IS FUNDING THIS RESEARCH" & " WHO CREATED THE FODMAP Diet" which is the guy doing the study Dr. Peter Gibson. THE CONCLUSION. The Study that Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity is false sounds very BIAS to me when you look at the facts.

    John P. said:
    May 20, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    This is a bunch of lies by a Facebook page. Debunking the "debunkers".

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