Quinoa safe in coeliac disease

The increasingly popular grain quinoa is well tolerated in people with coeliac disease and may even have some beneficial effects, say UK researchers.

Their study tracked 19 coeliac patients on a diet which included 50 grams of quinoa per day, cooked or prepared in whatever way they wanted.

Blood tests carried out six weeks into the diet were normal, with a positive trend towards improved histological and serological parameters, the authors from King’s College London found.

In particular quinoa seemed to have a

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