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Most people with “gluten intolerance” don’t have celiac disease
Celiac disease occurs when gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye) causes your immune system to damage your small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain and bloating, chronic diarrhea and fatigue.
Two types of genetic changes that occur in about 2 percent of the population cause true celiac disease, and your doctor can order tests that identify it.
Many people who claim they are gluten-intolerant don’t have this diagnosis, but they still may feel better on a low-gluten or gluten-free diet. The reason you may feel better or lose unwanted weight is because this restrictive diet is low in carbohydrates. In fact, eating a low-carb diet is the best and safest way t