What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

According to Celiac Central, non-celiac sensitivity is described as “those individuals who cannot tolerate gluten and experience symptoms similar to those with celiac disease yet lack the same antibodies and intestinal damage as seen in celiac disease. Early research suggests that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is an innate immune response, as opposed to an adaptive immune response (such as autoimmune) or allergic reaction.”

Unlike non-celiac gluten sensitivity, celiac disease is an attack on the small intestine. When patients with celiac disease consume foods with gluten, their body forms antibodies to gluten that attack and damage the lining of the small intestine.

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