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Gluten Intolerant And Vitamins?

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My blood test for Celiac was negative, but I think I still may be gluten intolerant. My question is, is it only people with Celiac disease that have issues with absorption of vitamins and minerals, or do people with gluten intolerance also have problems with absorption of vitamins and minerals? I think I understand how Celiacs have problems with it, but how would a gluten intolerant person have a problem with it?

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The blood tests are only about 70% accurate. You can be celiac with negative blood tests. My guess with gluten intolerance is that the intestinal inflammation might be interfering with absorption. My mom is negative by blood and biopsy, but had a severe B12 deficiency and low D.

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It's possible that the reason some people are gluten intolerant is that their digestive systems are not operating properly...due to absence of good bacteria, poor health or whatever. In that case the gluten intolerance wouldn't be causing the malabsorption--it would be a result of it.

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