Is your bread REALLY gluten-free? 1 in 8 items designed for coeliac sufferers contain traces high enough to cause stomach pains or diarrhoea
Eating gluten can cause many people excruciating stomach pain, diarrhoea and leave them malnourished.
But new research has found many items labelled as gluten-free aren't completely rid of the protein which leaves some in agony.
Of all items marketed as gluten-free, 14 per cent actually have detectable traces of the protein, scientists discovered.
Sufferers of coeliac disease - people who have an adverse reaction to gluten - cut out certain foods in a bid to stop their agonising symptoms.
They also search for gluten-free alternatives to their favourite breads, cereal and pastas.
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