Celiac.com recently published an article on their website regarding a 10 year study on wheat sensitivity. The study found that among test subjects who had reactions to wheat, only a portion of them were actually confirmed to have Celiac. Some were found to have multiple food sensitivities and others were found to have non-celiac wheat sensitivity. For those of us who tested negative for Celiac, but still have symptoms this is no big news, however it does mean that there is now evidence substantiating the belief that wheat sensitivities can and do exist outside of Celiac Disease. Often times patients complaining of chronic gastrointestinal distress are given the blanket diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This research suggests that it could be a sensitivity instead. The researchers behind this study are now conducting further research to determine the differences between wheat sensitivities and wheat allergies. Hopefully this will lead to more specific definitions for each.
You can read the full article at celiac.com and the research abstract Pubmed.