Strictly Gluten Free Diet
Conducting the Study
First, they determined that 39 patients were actually diagnosed with celiac disease and then they did a test for anti-transglutaminase immunoglobulin A to make sure the subjects of the study were following a strictly gluten free diet. The subjects in the study were on a diet gluten free diet for two years. Each subject on the gluten free diet was asked to bring a friend or family member along to participate in the study. …show more content…
This was analyzed by a computerized program to see the quantity of gluten free foods consumed. A dietitian showed both subjects how to properly fill out a daily food report. If the report had a fault, the subject was asked to track their food for another week.
The analyses were done using R Statistical Software and results were shown as a percentage or median or means plus or minus standard deviation.
Results of Findings
The findings showed that subjects with a normal BMI had an increase in BMI at the end of the study. All subjects who were considered obese before the gluten free diet were still obese after the gluten free diet. Two subjects who were considered malnourished before the gluten free diet went up to a normal BMI after the gluten free diet. Two other subjects who were considered malnourished before the gluten free diet stayed malnourished after going on a gluten free diet. The results of the study show an overall increase in BMI in both male and female subjects.
What the author concluded: celiac patients can have their nutritional status improved by following a gluten free diet
This article came from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This is a peer reviewed journal. The journal appears to be well respected.
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