A 25-year-old member asked:
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does oatmeal contain gluten?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: Oats and oatmeal are listed as a gluten-containing grain. More recent reports say that oats don't have the gluten proteins but have small amounts of another protein that may cause reactions in some celiac disease patients. Sometimes the same equipment that processes oats also processes wheat, so there can be traces of gluten from the wheat getting into the oats. So, "pure" oats probably are ok.
Answered on Sep 29, 2018
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Oatmeal contains gluten.
Answered on Jan 21, 2020

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