Non-celiac wheat sensitivity explained

Many people are sensitive to wheat and suffer serious health problems when they eat food made from this grain. However, hard-baked evidence to explain why people who do not have celiac disease suffer has now emerged. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center writing in the journal "Gut" explain that wheat sensitivity is not an imaginary condition as has been suggested by some pundits recently. The work by Ivan Seidenberg and colleagues "demonstrates that there is a biological basis for these symptoms in a significant number of these patients.” Celiac disease causes extensive intestinal damage when a sufferer ingests wheat products. The new work suggests that non-celiac sufferers of wheat sensitivity have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a problematic, body-wide inflammatory immune response.