+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Contribution of Oral Hygiene and Cosmetics on Contamination of Gluten-free Diet: Do Celiac Customers Need to Worry About?

Contribution of Oral Hygiene and Cosmetics on Contamination of Gluten-free Diet: Do Celiac Customers Need to Worry About?

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 68(1): 26-29

The only available treatment for celiac disease (CD) is the gluten-free diet. It is unclear whether the presence of gluten in oral hygiene products and cosmetics that are applied on the mouth is a reason of concern for CD patients. The aim of this study was to test the level of gluten contamination in oral hygiene and cosmetic products available in the Italian market. A total of 66 products (toothpastes = 37; dental tablets = 2; mouthwashes = 5; lip-balms = 10; lipsticks = 12) labelled gluten-free or with unknown gluten content were randomly collected from different supermarkets and pharmacies. The gluten quantification was determined by the R5 ELISA method approved by EU regulations. Out of 66 oral hygiene and cosmetics, 62 products (94%) were found to be gluten-free (gluten level <20 ppm), while 4 (6%) (toothpastes = 3; lipsticks = 1) showed a gluten level >20 ppm (toothpastes: 20.7, 31.4, and 35 ppm; lipstick: 27.4 ppm). None of the selected products had ingredient derived from wheat, barley, or rye. Gluten contamination is currently not an issue in a wide array of cosmetic and oral hygiene products that are commonly in the market.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 056423461

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 30119098

DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000002129

Related references

Persistent Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Celiac Patients Adhering to Gluten-Free Diet Is Not Abolished Despite a Gluten Contamination Elimination Diet. Nutrients 8(9):, 2016

Jejunal morphology and humoral responses to gluten in adult celiac disease gluten free diet vs. low gluten diet. Gastroenterology 92(5 Part 2): 1539, 1987

Addition of a Short Course of Prednisolone to a Gluten-Free Diet vs. Gluten-Free Diet Alone in Recovery of Celiac Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Cureus 10(1): E2118, 2018

Motility Disorders in Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: The Impact of a Gluten-Free Diet. Nutrients 10(11):, 2018

Gluten-free diet in therapy of celiac disease; two cases of celiac disease treated with gluten-free diet. Ugeskrift for Laeger 117(16): 499-502, 1955

Caring for a Celiac Partner: Gluten, but not Worry Free. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 61(12): 3378-3380, 2016

Cognitive impairment in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: review of literature on the main cognitive impairments, the imaging and the effect of gluten free diet. Acta Neurologica Belgica 118(1): 21-27, 2018

Role of Front-of-Package Gluten-Free Product Labeling in a Pair-Matched Study in Women with and without Celiac Disease on a Gluten-Free Diet. Nutrients 11(2):, 2019

Gluten contamination of naturally gluten-free flours and starches used by Canadians with celiac disease. Food Additives and Contaminants. Part A Chemistry Analysis Control Exposure and Risk Assessment 30(12): 2017-2021, 2013

Oral health status and salivary properties in relation to gluten-free diet in children with celiac disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 57(1): 49-52, 2013

Determination of gluten consumption in celiac disease patients on a gluten-free diet. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107(2): 201-207, 2018

Effect of gluten free diet on immune response to gliadin in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Bmc Gastroenterology 14: 26, 2014

Histochemical characteristics of the jejunal mucosa in celiac disease before and after a gluten-free diet and during gluten-readministration. Gastroenterology 48(6): 846, 1965

Natural killer cell activity in celiac disease in children on a gluten-free diet and after gluten challenge. Journal of Pediatrics 112(1): 44-46, 1988

Determination of precipitating antibodies against gluten for the control of the maintenance of a gluten free diet in cases of celiac disease. Archiv fuer Kinderheilkunde 183(3): 270-276, 1971