60-70% of those who think they have celiac disease and seek help from his research center are actually gluten sensitive – they do not have celiac disease. Communication from Dr. Alessio Fasano –University of Maryland Celiac Research CenterCourtesy of Dr. Vikki Petersen (Author of the Gluten Effect)Recent studies are showing the gluten sensitivity may be much more common than previously thought. It may, in fact, be a separate disease entity that involves different organs and different mechanisms than celiac disease. While there is no doubt that the condition exists, the lack of definite criteria for a diagnosis has resulted in a skeptical attitude on the part of many doctors.He goes on to say: The acceptance of gluten sensitivity as a valid condition has evolved.– Dr. Peter Green – Director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
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