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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as other systems in the body. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?


For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression— but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now...more

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?

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Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?

An interview with study author Peter Green, MD, director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

A small study presented earlier this month at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reports there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. A lot of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotic supplements for digestive health. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.

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