Why Are So Many Americans Going Gluten-Free?

Published 08/01 2012 12:11PM

Updated 08/01 2012 01:45PM

Nearly two million Americans have celiac disease and should avoid eating gluten, a new study finds. However, as little as a decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating the protein that's found in bread and other foods.

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Does the national uptick in people eating gluten-free foods suggest a celiac disease epidemic or are people unnecessary turning to the diets as a food fad? According to a new study from the Mayo Clinic, it may be both. It found most people with celiac disease might not be aware they have the condition, and many people eating gluten-free diets have never been diagnosed with celiac disease.

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