(The Local) “Gluten-free” may have become synonymous with choosing a healthy lifestyle, but research by scientists in Germany suggests shunning gluten may not be the answer.

“Gluten sensitivity” applies to people who have not been diagnosed with Coeliac disease – a genetic autoimmune disorder – but who report a relief of symptoms such as diarrhoea and bloating when they cut gluten out of their diet.

Scientists as of yet have failed to grasp the phenomenon, which researchers from the University of Guttenberg, in Mainz, decided to have a closer look at.

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