Wheat sensitivity may be caused by carbohydrate, not gluten

05/23/2014 | National Public Radio

Gluten-free diets and products are becoming popular across the U.S., even among those who do not have celiac disease. Several scientists believe a carbohydrate found in wheat is the true culprit for nonceliacs who have a sensitivity to wheat. The carbohydrate, called fructan, can cause intestinal distress and may be why some people feel better after nixing wheat from their diets.

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