Gastroenterology

Portable gluten sensors may help improve quality of life in celiac disease

SAN DIEGO — A handheld gluten sensor could improve quality of life by helping patients with celiac disease alleviate fears about eating at restaurants, according to study results presented at Digestive Disease Week.
“Research has linked diminished quality of life to the challenges of a strict gluten-free diet, currently the only treatment for celiac disease,” Randi L. Wolf, PhD, MPH, of Teachers College, Columbia University, said in her presentation. “Dining out is often cited as being particularly difficult due to worries about cross contact, distrust of the

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