Gluten-Free Diet
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Gluten-Free Diet

Giving up gluten -- the protein in wheat, barley and rye -- is trendy these days. Can you go gluten-free? Find out with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following grains have gluten?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Gluten is a protein that gives bread its springy texture. It can be found in rye, wheat and barley.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Oats may have some gluten mixed in when you buy them.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Oats often come into close contact with wheat before they arrive at a store.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: Gluten-free foods are healthier than non-gluten-free foods.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Lots of people think anything labeled "gluten-free" must be good for you. Many processed gluten-free foods not only contain almost twice the calories as their traditional counterparts, but they can also be double the price.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of the following flours do not contain gluten?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. These foods do not contain gluten as well: arrowroot, beans, corn, garfava, millet, Montina, nut flours, potato, rice, sorghum, soy, tapioca and teff.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Besides food, where else might you find gluten?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Gluten can also hide in bacon bits, blue cheese, flavored coffee, licorice and soy sauce.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What are villi?

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The correct answer is: Villi line the small intestine and enable nutrients from food to be absorbed into the bloodstream. With celiac disease, the villi are damaged by an immune response caused by gluten.

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True or false: Celiac disease is more common in persons of European ancestry and Caucasians.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Celiac disease is more common in persons of European ancestry and Caucasians. The disease also has a strong genetic component.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

How many Americans have celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: Two million Americans have celiac disease. In fact, recent studies suggest that the disease is under-diagnosed, and as many as 1 in every 133 Americans may have it.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Some people with celiac disease have no symptoms.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Some people with celiac disease have no symptoms. This is one of many reasons celiac disease is hard to diagnose.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a sign of untreated celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Untreated celiac disease can cause problems with the body's organs and tissues, including the skin, bones, teeth, the nervous system and reproductive organs.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a common symptom of celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are common symptoms of celiac disease. Additional symptoms of celiac disease include muscle cramps, tingling in the feet, weight loss and even rashes.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Unlike those with celiac disease, people with a gluten intolerance can ingest small amounts of gluten without serious problems.

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The correct answer is: This is true. People with gluten intolerance feel better when they avoid gluten, but they can generally consume small amounts of gluten without too much of a problem.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Children may outgrow celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Unlike many food allergies, children cannot outgrow celiac disease. The only treatment is to avoid foods with gluten.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: A gluten-free diet can help fight arthritis symptoms.

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The correct answer is: This is false. A person with arthritis will have no benefit from going on the kind of gluten-free diet that helps celiac disease sufferers.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What medications are prescribed to treat celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: In most cases, no drugs are needed. Once on a gluten-free diet, the body repairs damage to the intestine on its own. Occasionally steroids are prescribed to reduce inflammation in the intestines.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Alternative therapies may help treat celiac disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There are no medically-endorsed alternative treatments for celiac disease. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of the following vitamins may be deficient in a person with celiac disease?

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The correct answer is: In addition to magnesium, people with celiac disease may have vitamin D and iron deficiencies.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

People with celiac disease may also have which of the following conditions?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Other common conditions include liver disease, Sjogren's syndrome and other autoimmune disorders.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

How does celiac disease affect pregnancy?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The good news: These problems can go away once a woman goes on a gluten-free diet.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Nearly 40 percent of women with untreated celiac disease suffer from irregular periods.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Some woman stop ovulating completely, which is why they often have trouble getting pregnant.

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