Gluten-free surges despite steady coeliac numbers

The number of people adopting a gluten-free diet has more than tripled over the past five years, even though the rate of coeliac disease has actually plateaued, a US study finds.

The number of people on a gluten-free diet but without coeliac disease increased from 0.52% in 2009 to 1.69% in 2014 in the US, researchers report.

And yet the prevalence of coeliac disease diagnoses over that time remained stable at 0.69%,

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