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Research Suggests Americans Are Less Tolerant To Gluten

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

There are certain kinds of pain we get so used to, we often forget it’s there. Sometimes this pain is emotional, but often it’s physical.

An earache, lower back pain, and especially stomach troubles are something we can quickly grow accustomed to. If you find you have acid reflux or stomach issues, this news segment by CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez could shed some light on your tummy troubles. The medical website Amino studied its database of 6 million Americans and discovered more people than ever have stomach issues that could be related to gluten.

“Certainly more people are now going to the doctor for a variety of gastrointestinal ailments including reflux, heartburn, stomach pain, Celiac disease, and gluten-related problems like chronic abdominal pain and indigestion,” Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, a celiac disease expert, told CBS.

What’s interesting is that this is all pretty new. Dr. Lebwohl notes that gluten intolerance and celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, are on the rise like never before. To see if this is affecting you, check out these signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance.

“There is something in the environment that is triggering celiac disease. Perhaps it is some dietary change in recent decades, perhaps it is something like increased antibiotic used in recent decades,” he said.

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