There has continued to be a great debate over the rising number of people claiming to be gluten sensitive with some experts claiming the trend is based on social rather than scientific sources. Now a study in Italy has found that two-thirds of people claiming gluten sensitivity experiences no adverse side effects when they digested gluten.
The study did find that one-third did experience negative consequences. However, the study raises new questions about the massive industry that is marketing to people who believe that they are sensitive to gluten — some 30 percent of households seeking to eat less gluten. The market expansion is remarkable with 11 percent of household purchasing such products in 2014 — up from 5 percent in 2010.
The testing of the subjects is described in the article below. The study appeared in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Source: Science Alert