Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is not so common, study finds

A Columbia University study found the rate of non-celiac gluten sensitivity was about half as common as celiac disease. Data reported at the 2012 American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting suggest women accounted for more cases of NCGS than men, and they said caution should be used in embarking upon a gluten-free diet. “Unless one is afflicted with a gluten-related disorder, this diet is most likely unnecessary, and may present with some potential long-term health risks if not followed properlyā€¯ said researcher Daniel DiGiacomo. Healio (10/24)

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