It's pretty clear what risks for cancer those with celiac disease face -- there's been lots of research done on that subject. But what about those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity -- what are the cancer risks there?
Perhaps not surprisingly, that picture's not clear, although there are some hints that people with gluten sensitivity may actually see similar cancer risks to those with celiac disease.
I explain what we know (and what we don't yet know) here: Gluten Sensitivity and Cancer Risks
If you have gluten sensitivity, should you worry?
I don't think you should worry, per se. But I also don't think you should take your health condition any less seriously than someone with celiac disease ... it wouldn't shock me to see research over the next few years indicating the risks of cheating on the gluten-free diet are just as real for those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity as they are for celiac disease.
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