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What is gluten?

What is gluten?

A wheat protein: Gluten is medically relevant because some people are allergic or intolerant of it, as in dermatitis herpetiformis, celiac disease, or non-autoimmune gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free diets have become popular as a panacea despite lack of data. Foods containing gluten include many breads (wheat) but it is also added to imitation meats, beer, soy sauces, ice creams and other foods as stabilizers. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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What is gluten. And is it harmful to the body?

What is gluten.  And is it harmful to the body?

Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in wheat & related products. It's only harmful to those who are sensitive to it aka celiac disease (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/basics/definition/con-20030410). Check out https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/what-is-gluten/ for more info. ...Read more

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What are gluten free foods that are healthy for you?

Many in grain fam: Wheat , rye, barley, and oat family many drinks havegluten like gatoraid. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are gluten intolerance symptoms?

Could you tell me what are gluten intolerance symptoms?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more

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What is gluten in food? What type of food contains gluten?

What is gluten in food? What type of food contains gluten?

Gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). If you have celiac disease, you absolutely need to be on a gluten-free diet. Some people who don't have full celiac disease have symptoms of gluten intolerance, like abdominal cramping, diarrhea, bloating, joint pain, "brain fog, " etc. For more info: http://tinyurl.Com/mb93u2f. ...Read more

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What does gluten do to people who are suffering from celiac disease?

What does gluten do to people who are suffering from celiac disease?

Gluten: Symptoms may include but are not limited to: diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramps , rash (dermatitis herpetiformis) iron deficiency anemia. Treatment for celiac disease is gluten-free diet which generally resolves symptoms. Failure of symptoms to resolve usually means non adherence to the diet. ...Read more

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What exactly is gluten?

What exactly is gluten?

Protein in grains.: Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, & rye. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, & is often used as an additive to foods low in protein. Celiac disease, is an allergy-like sensitivity to gluten, & patients must avoid gluten or suffer the effects. Currently, it is fashionable to choose 'gluten-free' foods, even without celiac disease, but the benefits are questionable. ...Read more

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What are some gluten free foods?

Rice: Grains that are generally considered gluten-free are rice, amaranth, millet and quinoa. ...Read more

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What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

Means no gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and related grains like rye and barleys. Gluten-free foods are foods that do not contain gluten. Persons with gluten sensitivity related illness might need to be on gluten-free diet. ...Read more