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Wheat's Assault on the Intestine: Fact vs. Fad and Fantasy
Benny Kerzner, M.D., medical director for the Celiac Disease Program at Children's National Hospital, provides an analysis of wheat-related health problems and their characteristics. Specifically, he presents a humorous and easy-to-understand overview of how the body reacts to gluten for someone with celiac disease. He compares and contrasts wheat allergies, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He concludes with some commentary on assessing the quality of information we receive.
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Director, Celiac Disease Program
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