Could Gluten Be Responsible for Crohn’s Disease?

Dr. Michael Bays a gastroenterologist talks about how he feels Crohn’s disease and gluten could be linked in this Lee Memorial Health System video.

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In an interview with host Linsey Fry, Bays explains that Crohn’s patients should get themselves tested for celiac disease and even if they are not celiac, that they should adopt a gluten-free diet to help relieve them of the painful symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease.

There have been many studies which indicate that gluten and wheat could either be a cause of inflammatory bowel disease or certainly aggravate the symptoms of the disease, including this one which found that a wheat protein called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) could be linked to the development of  inflammatory bowel disease.

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