Guess What? Your Gluten Sensitivity May Not Even Be Caused By Gluten.
When did the gluten-free trend even start? It feels like a few years ago, out of nowhere, everyone's doctor convinced them that they were sensetive to gluten. Or even worse, people just started self diagnosing themselves. Now, before you put your index finger up and start "actually"-ing me, there is new evidence to suggest that it has all been a load of crap.
The study, led by researchers from the University of Oslo in Norway and Monash University in Australia, found that people who are gluten-sensitive may not actually be as sensitive as they think they are. Interestingly enough, they did find something else to be irritating people's digestion... but it's not gluten. The study was published in the journal Gastroenterology.
“Gluten was originally assumed to be the culprit because of coeliac disease, and the fact that people felt better when they stopped eating wheat,” Peter Gibson from Monash University told New Scientist. “Now it seems like that initial assumption was wrong.”
Because of research that has proven that some non-ceoliacs show no difference in symptoms when they eat food that does or does not contain gluten, gluten-free diets have become a contraverial topic.
But now, there is even more evidence. The recent study published in The Journal Gastroenterology actually backs up this earlier research, which points the finger at a sugar chain called fructans rather than gluten.
Who knew? Bring on the Fructans-free diet, for fucks sake. And then say that five times fast.