Dietary gluten intake was not associated with risk for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, according to study results.

Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that patients with inflammatory bowel often report improvements in symptoms after restricting their gluten intake.

“This may be due to undiagnosed celiac disease, which constitutes a substantial portion of celiac cases, or an effect of gluten on IBD activity,” they wrote. “Evidence for the role of gluten in gut inflammation, independent of celiac disease, is scant.”

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