The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge regarding the gluten-free diet among non-celiacs following the diet. Specifically, this study examined how knowledge differed among gluten-free diet followers by reason(s) for following a gluten-free diet, source(s) from which information on the gluten-free diet is obtained, level of education attained, age, and sex.
A convenience sample of 129 usable knowledge assessment surveys completed by non-celiac gluten-free diet followers was utilized in this study. Participants were recruited via Facebook groups or pages, or by announcement flyers that were posted on community information boards at health food stores. It was found that participants, ages 40-49, had a greater knowledge of the gluten-free diet than those ages 20-29. Subjects who were 50 or over also had greater knowledge than those of ages 20-29 years. Results indicated that greater knowledge of the gluten-free diet is associated with older age.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Public health, Demography|
|Keywords:||Diet, Gluten, Gluten-free diet, Knowledge, Non-celiac, Nutrition|
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