Gluten-sensitive? It May Actually be A Carb Making You Ill
Published:23 Aug.2018    Source:New Scientist

Evidence suggests gluten may be the fructan molecules in wheat that cause stomach problems in people. About 1 percent of people have coeliac disease, an autoimmune disorder that makes them react badly to gluten proteins in wheat. But a further 12 percent feel ill after eating wheat-based foods like bread and pasta, despite not having coeliac disorder.


A study of non-coeliacs who ate gluten-free to relieve gut issues found no difference in symptoms when these people ate identical meals that either lacked gluten, or were full of it.