There's no shortage of information about celiac disease, and that presents challenges for anyone wanting to know more about how it impacts diet and health. Best Food Facts has compiled information from the experts to help you navigate the topic of gluten.
In the past year, media have shined a spotlight on celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Although this disease was once thought to be rare, it is now found in 1 in 10 people, as stated by Carolyn O'Neil, registered dietitian and Best Food Facts advisor. The experts say the rise in gluten intolerance is not necessarily because of diet modifications or changes in the food system, but rather because of improved diagnostics.
While there is currently no medical treatment for the disease, switching to a gluten-free diet can help reduce symptoms of the disease in some individuals. For those experiencing symptoms of gluten intolerance, it is important to check with a doctor to receive an official diagnosis.
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• Is It OK to Eat Gliadin?
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