Also, restricting wheat may be more helpful for Chrons than for UC, although (IMO) it is worth an elimination trial if other treatments are not preforming well.
In the research below, it is very important to note that SR-NCGS, was used. This is "self repored" and not clinically confirmed NCSG, so some people with extra symptoms may have concluded they had NCGS, and that could be driving the elevated associations between SR-NCGS and increases symptoms.
Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2015 Dec;61(4):267-71. Epub 2015 May 26.
Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and inflammatory bowel disease.
Casella G1, Di Bella C, Salemme M, Villanacci V, Antonelli E, Baldini V, Bassotti G.
Celiac disease (CD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease (CrD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic inflammatory condition of the gastro-intestinal tract. The prevalence of IBD in celiac patients has been reported as 5-10 times higher than in the general population. The possibility of the presence of CD in IBD should be considered in IBD patients with long-term iron deficiency anemia (IDA) not responsive to iron supplementation. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is characterized by intestinal and extra intestinal symptoms due to the ingestion of gluten-containing food in subject without CD and/or wheat allergy. Patients with Crohn's disease and SR-NCGS were more significantly affected by joint pains compared to UC patients (50% versus 11.1%). In Crohn's patients, a higher percentage of fatigue (50% versus 38.9%) and headache (27.3% versus 22.2%) was evident. For the association between NCGS and IBD new studies are warranted and, at this moment, a gluten free diet (GFD) may be useful more in CrD than in UC.
Post Edited (DBwithUC) : 9/22/2016 9:54:50 AM (GMT-6)