Nutrition researches in the US have completed a study that suggests the percent of people who are gluten intolerant because of Celiac disease has remained steady while the percent of people who are non-Celiac but who are opting for a gluten-free diet is rising. Around 20% of Americans now make dietary choices to avoid eating gluten containing foods.
- A 2015 Gallup poll found one in five Americans say they actively try to eat gluten-free foods, while 17 percent say they avoid gluten-free foods, and 58 percent say they don’t think about gluten-free foods either way.
- If you don’t have celiac disease, but experience bloating, gas, and headaches after eating gluten, you could have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
- The instances of celiac disease has actually dropped in recent years, yet the number of people eating gluten-free has risen between 2013 and 2014.
“But, according to a new study from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, gluten-free diets aren’t known to provide any health benefits for people without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and/or intolerance. Yet, the number of people on gluten–free diets is climbing.”