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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Semantics: Diagnosed celiac requires biopsy showing classic blunted intestinal villi caused by autoimmune destruction. These patients need to avoid gluten for life. Some claim "gluten sensitivity" and these are either undiagnosed celiac patients who prefer not to have biopsy done, or consumers who follow the current health trend to avoid it. Avoiding gluten for life is not an easy task.
Answered on May 7, 2019
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