Does Gluten Sensitivity Exist Or Not
A researcher that provoked evidence for gluten sensitivity (non-celiac disease), recently has published the opposite. This paper came out in the journal Gastroenterology.
This backstory will make us cheer: The experiment was made in Peter Gibson laboratory at Monash University in Australia.
This scientifically big – but small- study has found that gluten-containing diets may cause gastrointestinal distress, as well-known autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten.
This condition is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity.This protein (gluten) is a composite found in barely, wheat and other grains.
This protein gives the bread his chewiness and it can be used as a meat substitute. Mock duck, seitan or ‘wheat meat’ at a Thai restaurant, that is gluten.
The sales of gluten-free products hit $US15 billion by 2016 so this means gluten is a big industry and over 30% of people want to eat less gluten.
Experts estimate that about 3 million people or only 1% of Americans suffer from celiac disease. 18% of adults today by gluten-free foods.
Because you can wind gluten in almost every food, Gibson wanted to find out why this protein is causing this reaction or there is something else going on.
He Tested 37 Self-Identified Gluten-Sensitive Patients and Here are the Results:
All potential dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms such as lactose, benzoates, sulfites, nitrites and propionate will be removed from the patient meals. Also urine and faecal from 9 days is collected.
All patients were cycled through no-gluten, low-gluten and high-gluten diets but they didn’t know which diet was given to them.
At the end all of the diets caused pain, nausea, gases to a similar degree and bloating.
It is possible that there is “nocebo” effect.
This means that self-diagnosed gluten sensitive patients were expecting to feel worse on the studies and they did.
FODMAPS are another potential dietary triggers that could be causing condition similar to gluten sensitivity. FODMAPS can be found as same as gluten. But this is not the answer why people negatively reacted to the diets.