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Does a gluten free diet help lower antibodies?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not generally
Often a person on a gluten free diet makes fewer antibodies to gluten than people eating gluten.
So, if you are having a blood test to diagnose celiac disease, don't stop gluten before the blood is drawn. Antibody production overall remains the same as long as one eats a balanced diet with good nutrition. The standard test for celiac disease is still the intestinal biopsy; eat gluten until then

In brief: Not generally
Often a person on a gluten free diet makes fewer antibodies to gluten than people eating gluten.
So, if you are having a blood test to diagnose celiac disease, don't stop gluten before the blood is drawn. Antibody production overall remains the same as long as one eats a balanced diet with good nutrition. The standard test for celiac disease is still the intestinal biopsy; eat gluten until then
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
Patients with celiac disease who follow a strict gluten free diet with usually stop producing pathologic antibodies to ttg and resultant improvement in small bowel inflammation.

In brief: Yes
Patients with celiac disease who follow a strict gluten free diet with usually stop producing pathologic antibodies to ttg and resultant improvement in small bowel inflammation.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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