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    Gluten As A Model Of Food Reactions

    As gluten-related disorders are becoming more widely recognized, we’re seeing a sharp rise in gluten-free diets. What may have once been thought of as a diet fad, or perhaps pure hypochondriacal mania, is gaining support in the medical field as the evidence builds. In fact, the research is helping to clarify the possible mechanisms behind immune mediated disorders related to food intake, allowing for the distinction to be made between food allergies, autoimmunity and food sensitivity. There are a number of diseases that have come to be recognized as being caused by gluten. These include celiac disease, baker’s asthma, dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten ataxia as well as other non-specific symptoms…