Print Get Citation Citation AMA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya. "Quick Take: Gluten does not induce gastrointestinal symptoms in healthy volunteers." 2 Minute Medicine, 12 September 2019. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2019. AccessPediatrics. http://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=497648§ionid=227081610 MLA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya.. "Quick Take: Gluten does not induce gastrointestinal symptoms in healthy volunteers." 2 Minute Medicine New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2019, http://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=497648§ionid=227081610. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Top Quick Take: Gluten does not induce gastrointestinal symptoms in healthy volunteers by Aliya Ramjaun Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +While a gluten-free diet is indicated in patients with clinical gluten sensitivity (GS), including celiac disease, there continues to be growing interest in adopting a gluten-free diet (GFD) amongst the general population. This has been largely perpetuated by a belief that a GFD is generally healthier. In this double-blind randomized controlled trial, 28 patients with no previously diagnosed gluten-related disorders were educated and commenced on a GFD. Participants were subsequently randomized to add a flour sachet containing either an organic gluten or a gluten-free blend to their diet, twice daily, to determine whether a GFD was associated with a decreased incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms. Subjects completed Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scales to measure baseline abdominal pain, reflux, indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation. Researchers found no significant differences in change of any symptom between the two study arms. This study therefore shows that the consumption of gluten-containing flour does not generate symptoms in healthy individuals without gluten-related disorders. +Click to the read study in Gastroenterology +©2019 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.