Dr. Fasano of the University of Maryland Mucosal Biology Research Center (and Celiac disease research center) discusses his insights into the differences between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. He further goes on to explain three groups of gluten reactors:
- Those with an allergic (IgE) reaction to gluten (500-600 thousand people in the U.S. have this)
- Those with an autoimmune reaction to gluten (celiac disease – 3 million people in the U.S. have this)
- Immune reaction (non IgE)
He also talks about how gluten can affect any tissue in the human body without prejudice.
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