For a study, researchers picked up people with self-reported celiac disease (CD) and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and examined them for their neurocognitive symptoms related to gluten exposure. About 1,396 people accessed an online survey with 9 questions (1143 with CD; 253 with NCGS). Participants were asked to describe their neurocognitive symptoms after consuming gluten through forced choice and free-response questions. The Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument was the basis for the coding structure used to categorize free-response responses. Around 90% of CD respondents and 95% of NCGS respondents to the poll said they had GINI symptoms. Both groups’ most often used word descriptors when reporting symptoms were trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, and grogginess. The timing of symptoms, including their start and peak, was comparable between the 2 groups. When free responses were coded, it was discovered that references to effects on cognitive, physical, psychological, and general quality of life were most frequently made. According to this survey, GINI was widespread and might be severe among people with CD and NCGS. There might be similarities between cognitive dysfunction and a decline in physical functioning between lupus and other disorders. Evaluation of GINI symptoms should be a part of clinical follow-up for those with CD and NCGS. It was necessary to do more studies, which should lead to creating a patient-reported outcome measure that took gluten exposure’s effects on the brain into account.

Source – journals.lww.com/jcge/Abstract/2022/08000/Gluten_induced_Neurocognitive_Impairment__Results.7.aspx