I don't have symptoms, but I do have celiac disease. How closely do I need to follow the gluten-free diet?
If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, you need to follow the gluten-free diet 100%...100% of the time. Research shows that even those who are asymptomatic do experience antibodies and intestinal damage when exposed to gluten. Long-term exposure can increase your risk of cancer and the onset of other autoimmune diseases.
Natalie Menza, RD
Corporate Dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets