CD: Nutritional Adequacy (2007)
Is there nutritional adequacy of a gluten-free dietary pattern in those newly diagnosed with celiac disease?
For newly diagnosed children and adults with celiac disease, studies report that compliance with a gluten-free dietary pattern results in significant improvements in nutritional laboratory values, such as serum hemoglobin, iron, zinc and calcium, as a result of intestinal healing and improved absorption. However, adherence to the gluten-free dietary pattern may result in a diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates and fiber, as well as low in iron, folate, niacin, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. A small number of studies in adults show a trend toward weight gain after diagnosis; further research is needed in this area.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
Evidence Summary: What is the evidence to support the nutritional adequacy of a gluten-free dietary pattern?
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Search Plan and Results: CD: Nutritional Adequacy of GFD 2007