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Research Question: Removing arsenic from the body

Ann Chang's picture

Posted on behalf of Dartmouth College researchers. 

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Proposed Research Question: What are effective ways to help people with celiac disease get the nutrients they need to efficiently remove arsenic from their body?

If arsenic levels are higher in people with celiac disease, this topic will help us understand how can we help decrease these levels while maintaining a gluten free diet.


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Marian Waesche's picture

How is arsenic being placed in our body by a gluten free diet.  Please explain.  This is the first time i HAVE HEARD THIS.


Marian Waesche's picture

iF THIS IS TRUE why have none of my many doctors addressed it.  How long has this been known to be affecting those of us who much follow a gluten free diet.  All of the villi in my body have been destroyed and so I suffer from malabsorption syndrome.  Is that why, if there is arsenic in my body, I am unable to get rid of it  Sorry, but this is the first I have heard of it and honestly it alarms me.

Michele Kuhn's picture

We need to know what level of arsenic is acceptable and how do we determine how much we have in our bodies. Or we need to know how much is in the food we are eating.

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