Check out this great article published on www.celiac.com about Australian research that identifies gluten as a trigger for stomach pain in people who do not have celiac disease.
The study, done by a team of researchers in Australia, put participants who exhibited symptoms of IBS into two groups and put them on a gluten-free diet. After 6 weeks, the groups were given bread and muffins, though one group was given gluten-free and one was given products with gluten. After only one week, 68% of the patients eating gluten reported more severe pain, bloating, and tiredness, and less satisfaction with their stool consistency. Tiredness and fatigue were also major symptoms.
This study is significant as it is the first demonstration that gluten may trigger gut symptoms in people who don’t have celiac disease.
Read more: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22483/1/Gluten-Can-Cause-GI-Symptoms-in-People-Who-Dont-Have-Celiac/Page1.html