Gluten-Free Diets : Food Sources, Role in Celiac Disease & Health Benefits Hardback
Edited by Raymond Tobias Langdon
Gluten-free diet (GFD) is the cornerstone treatment for celiac disease (CD).
This condition is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disorder caused by a permanent intolerance to gluten proteins in genetically susceptible individuals.
In these subjects, the consumption of gluten causes damage of the small intestinal mucosa characterized by a dense lymphocyte infiltration and villous atrophy, leading to malabsorption of both macro- and micronutrients.
This book discusses food sources and the role of gluten-free diets in celiac disease.
It also discusses the health benefits of consuming a gluten-free diet.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 282 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: Dietetics & nutrition
- ISBN: 9781634633116