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April 17th, 2015

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity a Real Thing?

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate

Joseph Murray, M. D., comments on non-celiac gluten sensitivity in an article for Healthline News.

For most people, there’s absolutely no reason to avoid gluten, according to Dr. Joseph Murray, a prominent gastroenterologist who wrote the book Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free.

But why has Murray written a book teaching people how to avoid gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye — if it’s safe and nutritious?

“A number of patients who go gluten-free even though they don’t have celiac disease do better,” Murray said, “and when they go back to eating wheat they feel worse again.”

Read the full article online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease.

Dr. Murray is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care of patients with celiac disease.

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