Diet and Nutrition

What Does a Gluten Free Diet Really Mean?

Questions still worth exploring

Alice Bast, CEO of Beyond Celiac, wrote a response to Hamblin’s article titled “Celiac Disease Research: Asking the Right Questions.” The article, published in Nov. 2017 on the website for Allergic Living, claims that while scientists are asking questions about gluten, they are not asking the right ones that would be most helpful for celiac patients. 

Some questions she suggests include, “Why do some people who are genetically at risk develop the disease and others do not? How do we increase the rate and timeliness of diagnoses? How do we make diagnosis easier? Why do some people diagnosed with celiac disease not get better on the gluten-free diet?” (Bast).