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Study Shows Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity is a Persistent Condition

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Is non-celiac wheat sensitivity a persistent condition? A team of researchers recently set out to assess how many patients with a diagnosis of non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) still experienced symptoms of wheat sensitivity after an average follow-up time of 99 months.

Using data collected from 200 participants from a previous study of NCWS, performed between July and December 2016 in Italy, the team found that 148 of these individuals still followed a strict wheat-free diet.

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It's persistent alright. 

Another interesting article from Jefferson Adams, a man whose parents must've envisaged him in the White House at some point when they named him. Maybe he'll get there yet, but for now thanks for the article. :) 

Nice to see research underway, the Italians leading the way once more. Some irony in the home of gluten foods also being the place where knowledge of gluten sensitivity seems most advanced. Although perhaps there's a connection there...

There seems to be quite a wide variance in symptoms:

Amazing to me that only 7% report depression, that's one of the major symptoms for me. Skin rash incidence seems low as well:

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Lack of well-being 135 (91%); Tiredness 102 (69%); Foggy mind 68 (46%); Menstrual alterations 54 (36%); Anemia 46 (31%); Weight increase 45 (30%); Joint/muscle pain 35 (24%); Headache 31 (21%); Weight loss 30 (20%); Anxiety 18 (12%); Skin rash 16 (11%); Recurrent cystitis 12 (8%); Depression 10 (7%).

 

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