A review on the relationship between gluten and schizophrenia: Is gluten the cause?

Ergun C., Urhan M. , AYER A.

NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.21, no.7, pp.455-466, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1028415x.2017.1313569
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-466


Introduction: Schizophrenia is a chronic disease that possesses various clinical manifestations. It presents rather heterogeneous characteristics with respect to onset type, symptoms, and the course of the disease. Although the lifetime prevalence is as low as 1%, it can cause serious disability. Thus, it is very important to develop efficient treatment methods. In some studies, it is hypothesized that removing gluten from the diet leads to a significant improvement in disease symptoms. Epidemiological studies revealed that the prevalence of celiac disease among schizophrenic patients is almost two times higher than that of the general population.