Study: Gluten ‘sensitivity’ may not be real

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A new study is causing some patients to speak out about gluten sensitivity.

In 2011, a professor at Monash University in Australia conducted a study that found that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a real condition.

According to Real Clear Science, he decided to test the results again.

Recently, he and a group of researchers gave 37 people with gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome four separate diets.

The study found that celiac disease was legitimate but the non-celiac gluten sensitivity did not exist biologically.

Researchers say the ‘sensitive’ subjects reported worsening gastrointestinal symptoms no matter what diet they were fed, whether it was gluten free or not.

The findings were published in Gastroenterology and are now causing a stir among patients, who say a gluten-free diet has done wonders for their health.