Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

Jef L'Ecuyer, Tuesday February 9, 2016

We've all come across people who have banned gluten from their diet, and felt all the better for doing so. You've perhaps already done so yourself and you are not the only one!  According to a recent survey in Australia, nearly 10% of the population follows a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population actually suffers from celiac disease1. To explain why some people would benefit from the gastrointestinal point of view, the medical community created a term to identify this syndrome: non-celiac gluten-sensitivity (NCGS).


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Emilie Zaoré, Monday February 8, 2016

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Dania Sonin, Thursday February 4, 2016

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