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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2017, 5(4), 164-167
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-5-4-6
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Are Non-Celiac Autoimmune Diseases Responsive to Gluten-Free Diet?

Aaron Lerner1, 2, Ajay Ramesh1 and Torsten Matthias2,

1B. Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

2AESKU.KIPP Institute, Wendelsheim, Germany

Pub. Date: November 24, 2017

Cite this paper:
Aaron Lerner, Ajay Ramesh and Torsten Matthias. Are Non-Celiac Autoimmune Diseases Responsive to Gluten-Free Diet?. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2017; 5(4):164-167. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-5-4-6

Abstract

Genetic risk factors for autoimmune diseases are constantly discovered, however, environmental factors are laggingbehind and the precipitating events leading to development of autoimmune diseases remain enigmatic. Gluten is a well-established inducing nutrient in celiac disease and gluten withdrawal is the only current effective therapy. More and more studies have shown that non-celiac autoimmune diseases can partially respond to gluten free diet. The present editorial reviews those conditions and suggest multiple potential mechanisms that might operate in clinical amelioration of non-celiac autoimmune diseases.

Keywords:
gluten free diet autoimmune disease gluten nutrition mechanisms autoimmunity

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