Patient motivation key to gluten-free diet adherence, improved mental health outcomes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Patients with a gluten-associated disorder who perceived themselves to be competent in complying with a gluten-free diet attained better adherence, which resulted in reduced disease activity and improved mental health outcomes.“The gluten-free diet is the mainstay of treatment for gluten-associated disorders. The success of this relies on patient adherence, and non-adherence has been associated with several factors and can be problematic,” Anna H. Lee, MD, a third-year medical resident at the University of California Los Angeles, told attendees at the ACGRead More

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