But researchers estimate that some 80 percent of Americans currently going gluten-free do not have celiac disease.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, the director of the Center for celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, agrees.
“Gluten sensitivity is the new kid on the block,” says Alice Bast, president of the National Foundation for celiac Awareness.
celiac ce·li·ac or coe·li·ac (sē'lē-āk')
Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.