Investigation and Analysis of the Relationship Between Gastric Disorders and Gluten Disorders Among Residents of Yushe County, Shanxi.

  • Bolun Fan Keystone Academy
Keywords: Gluten-Related Disorder; Wheat and GlutenAllergy; Gastric Disease; China


Celiac disease, wheat and gluten allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are the three types of conditions belonging to gluten-re-lated disorders. While already a popularly known issue in developed countries, both medical professionals and the general populace in China lack basic knowledge of gluten-related disorders. However, previous studies have found that gluten-related disorders are possibly pervasive in China. This study targets the rural areas of Yushe, Shanxi, where wheat-based foods are the main staple. It confrms the relationship be-tween gastric disease occurrences and nut-and-grain allergies through a logistic regression model, with wheat and gluten being the most dominant foods in the local diet under this category. Therefore, gluten disorders may actually have the greatest impact on gastric diseases in villagers. Well-designed prospective studies are needed to establish the causality between gluten-related disorder and gastric disease.


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