People who have
celiac disease must be on a gluten-free diet. Even a
small amount of
gluten may cause symptoms of bloating, gas, and
The basics of a gluten-free diet include:
Health Canada says that if a food is labelled gluten-free, then it must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.footnote 1
On a gluten-free diet, you can still have:
Health Canada (2012). Health Canada's position on gluten-free claims. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/cel-coe/gluten-position-eng.php#a2.
Trier JS (2012). Intestinal malabsorption. In NJ Greenberger et al., eds., Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, 2nd ed., pp. 237–257. New York: McGraw-Hill.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofAugust 9, 2016
Current as of:
August 9, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology
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