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Test Your Gluten-Free Knowledge

Are you ready to put your gluten-free knowledge to the test? Take the quiz below to see just how much you know about celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity') and the gluten-free diet.

Once you complete the quiz, be sure to challenge your friends and family to help raise awareness of gluten-related disorders and the medical need for a gluten-free diet. 
Let's educate others - gluten-free is not a fad!

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Quiz Test

1. True or False: A blood test is used to diagnose celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity').



Incorrect. The correct answer is False. Blood tests are the first step in a celiac disease diagnosis. There is currently no test to diagnose gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity can only be diagnosed by first eliminating celiac disease and wheat allergy as possibilities, and then undergoing an elimination diet under the guidance of a physician or registered dietitian. Click here for the full explanation

Correct! Blood tests are the first step in a celiac disease diagnosis. There is currently no test to diagnose gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity can only be diagnosed by first eliminating celiac disease and wheat allergy as possibilities, and then undergoing an elimination diet under the guidance of a physician or registered dietitian. Click here for the full explanation

2. True or False: Celiac disease is considered a food allergy.



Incorrect. The correct answer is False. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Click here for the full explanation

Correct! Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Click here for the full explanation

3. True or False: People living with celiac disease can eat a little bit of gluten from time to time.




Incorrect. The correct answer is False. Even a crumb-sized amount of gluten-containing food is enough to harm someone with celiac disease. Over time, this can lead to serious health consequences. Click here for the full explanation

Correct! Even a crumb-sized amount of gluten-containing food is enough to harm someone with celiac disease. Over time, this can lead to serious health consequences. Click here for the full explanation

4. Why can dining out be challenging for people living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity?





Incorrect.The correct answer is D, all of the above. Dining out is just one social challenge that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity can encounter. Read the full explanation here.

Correct! Dining out is just one social challenge that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity can encounter. Read the full explanation here

5. Which of the following diseases may develop if celiac disease is not treated?





Incorrect The correct answer is D, all of the above. Undiagnosed and untreated celiac disease can lead to a host of problems which can impact various parts of the body. Click here for the full explanation.

Correct! Undiagnosed and untreated celiac disease can lead to a host of problems which can impact various parts of the body. Click here for the full explanation.

6. Family members of people with celiac disease should get themselves tested because:




Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, so family members have a higher risk of developing it than the general population. Celiac disease can show up at any time, so it's important that family members get tested often, even if they have no outward symptoms. Click here for the full explanation.

Correct! Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, so family members have a higher risk of developing it than the general population. Celiac disease can show up at any time, so it's important that family members get tested often, even if they have no outward symptoms. Click here for the full explanation.

7. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially ruled on gluten-free food labeling. What is the gluten threshold defined by this ruling?



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Incorrect The correct answer is B. Once the FDA's rule goes into effect on August 5, 2014, food labeled as gluten-free must contain less than 20 ppm, an amount deemed safe for the majority of people with celiac disease by expert researchers. Click here for the full explanation.

Correct! Once the FDA's rule goes into effect on August 5, 2014, food labeled as gluten-free must contain less than 20 ppm, an amount deemed safe for the majority of people with celiac disease by expert researchers. Click here for the full explanation.

8. True or False: The U.S. FDA's rule makes it mandatory for companies to call out gluten on the label or to state when a product is gluten-free.



Incorrect. The correct answer is False. Manufacturers are required to follow the new labeling rule when a gluten-free claim is made, but they are not required to inform the consumer if a product contains gluten. Read the full explanation here.

Correct! Manufacturers are required to follow the new labeling rule when a gluten-free claim is made, but they are not required to inform the consumer if a product contains gluten. Read the full explanation here.

9. True or False: Over-the-counter enzymes can be helpful for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity who suffer from cross-contact or other gluten exposure.



Incorrect. The correct answer is False. Products in the current marketplace that claim to protect from cross-contact or other sources of gluten have not had their claims approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are currently no pharmaceutical treatments available for celiac disease, although there are a few in clinical trials. Read the full explanation here.

Correct! Products in the current marketplace that claim to protect from cross-contact or other sources of gluten have not had their claims approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are currently no pharmaceutical treatments available for celiac disease, although there are a few in clinical trials. Read the full explanation here.

10. What percentage of people with celiac disease are still exposed to gluten while trying to maintain a gluten-free diet?





Incorrect. The correct answer is C. According to celiac disease expert Dr. Joseph A. Murray of the Mayo Clinic, as much as 70% of people continue to be exposed to gluten while on their gluten-free diet. Click here. for the full explanation.

Correct! According to celiac disease expert Dr. Joseph A. Murray of the Mayo Clinic, as much as 70% of people continue to be exposed to gluten while on their gluten-free diet. Click here. for the full explanation.


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