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Going gluten-free? Consult your doctor before following the fad

Times of India | 27/02/2022 10:37 AM | Click to read full article

As more and more people go on a wheat-free diet, doctors say it is important to know the difference between the two conditions. Doctors say people with gluten intolerance can develop symptoms such as bloating and abdominal pain on consuming food that contains the protein. The effect is short-term.

However, if a person suffers from celiac disease, consumption of food items that contain gluten leads to an auto-immune response that can do long-term harm.