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? About Mcds And Bloodwork

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Hi guys! Like a lot of you I am crushed to hear about the possibility of gluten in the fries. I have been giving them to my 4 year old for over a year now and assuming they were safe. :angry: I am really hoping for some good news when the testing comes back with a definite answer.

Anyway, another mom in my ROCK (celiac Kids) group said that she has been giving her daughter the fries 1-2 times a week for years and that her bloodwork always comes back perfect when she gets her 6 mo checks. If they contained gluten and she was consuming them regularly, wouldnt her bloodwork indicate that?

I cant rely on bloodwork for my son since his was iffy to begin with and he was only diagnosed thru biopsy and improvement on the gluten-free diet.

Thanks for any insight!

Annie

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If the fries had any significant level of gluten and were being eaten that often, then, yes, I'd think the blood tests probably would have indicated something, even though they might not be sky high. The blood tests are not infallible, as you know, so the good tests don't absolutely prove anything, but they are still the best method we have for checking compliance (that and health improvement).

The best thing will be to test the oil or the finished fries for gluten. I've heard this is being done but have no idea when results will be out.

richard

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If the fries had a very large amount of gluten then yes. But even if (and McD's now states otherwise) the fries had the small amount of gluten that would be passed from a flavoring, it would likely NOT show up in a blood test. You need at least 0.3 g/kg/day for two mounths. Not twice a week, EVERY DAY for two months.

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