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Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

12:06 PM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Gluten-free eating has exploded in America, but scientists aren't sure how many people are doing it for medical reasons.

A study released Tuesday suggests that nearly 2 million U.S. adults have celiac disease, a digestive disorder caused by foods that contain gluten, a protein that is in wheat.

In the past few years, scientists have also identified another group of people as "gluten sensitive" - a different condition with similar symptoms.

But there is no test for gluten sensitivity, and how many people actually have it is a matter of debate.

Meanwhile, gluten-free has become a fad. Americans will spend an estimated $7 billion this year on foods labeled gluten-free, according to the market research firm Mintel.

The Associated Press

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