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The role of a gluten free diet in ‘lifestylers’? The first double blind randomised study

Rej, A., Kurien, M., Tosi, P., Trott, N. and Sanders, D. (2018) The role of a gluten free diet in ‘lifestylers’? The first double blind randomised study. In: British Society of Gastroenterology, 4-7 June 2018, Liverpool.

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A gluten free diet (GFD) is essential in the management of coeliac disease, as well as several studies demonstrating its utility as a dietary therapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. The aim of this double-blind placebo-controlled study was to assess the role of a GFD in a healthy population who take a GFD as a lifestyle choice (‘lifestylers’). The results of this study demonstrates that gluten is unlikely to be the culprit agent for gastrointestinal symptoms or fatigue in healthy individuals. A GFD has no evidence base in individuals who do not have coeliac disease or IBS. The public should be discouraged from considering a GFD of their own volition.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Crop Science
ID Code:78779

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