Dr. Peter Osborne
17 February 2012

I commonly see patients with abnormal blood cell counts (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) and anemias. Often times further investigation reveals that these individuals are gluten sensitive. It is refreshing to see that researchers are recommending the investigation of gluten sensitivity in all patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms and blood cell count abnormalities. I would go one step further and recommend genetic screening for all patients with anemia regardless of whether or not they are having intestinal symptoms.

Remember That Iron is Not The Only Cause of Gluten Induced Anemia
There are many forms of anemia. Iron deficiency is just one of them. The following is a list of some common nutrient deficiency anemias:
Iron
Folic Acid
Vitamin B-12
Vitamin B6
Copper
Vitamin E
In my clinic, I see vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia more than any other type.

Read more: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/glu...ivity-a-cause/