Non-Coeliac Gluten Intolerant? You’re a PWAG.

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

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If you’re not diagnosed with Coeliac disease, but live gluten free due to an intolerance, you’re in keeping with over one and a half million Americans. The other half are going gluten free for other reasons.

Just so you know, you’re also known as a “PWAG”, or “people without celiac disease avoiding gluten”.

Early studies in the US didn’t ask for the reasoning behind going gluten free, there was no need as no-one would choose the diet, but today there’s a huge number of people following a gluten free diet, without having been formally diagnosed with Coeliac disease.

Researchers are now increasingly looking into the symptoms and health issues associated with gluten intolerance, that don’t register as Coeliac disease.

Read more here: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/17/why-the-gluten-free-movement-is-less-of-a-fad-than/

 


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