A tiny sliver of the population has celiac disease or medically diagnosed gluten sensitivity.
“Gluten sensitivity is the new kid on the block,” says Alice Bast, president of the National Foundation for celiac Awareness.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, the director of the Center for celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, agrees.
For people with celiac disease, consuming gluten triggers an immune response in the digestive system.
But it turns out that patients with celiac disease actually might, and I was in error when I suggested otherwise.
Hasselbeck, who suffers from celiac disease, has written two books about gluten-free diets.
But researchers estimate that some 80 percent of Americans currently going gluten-free do not have celiac disease.
For celiac patients, avoiding certain gluten-containing cosmetics is important.
One more thing: celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are not the same as a wheat allergy.
Anyone who suffers from gluten sensitivity, intolerance, or celiac disease knows how troublesome the problem is.
celiac ce·li·ac or coe·li·ac (sē'lē-āk')
Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.