Nutrient deficiency with a gluten-free diet?
No, this is not the case with a balanced diet. A specialised and profound diet counselling is necessary and specific blood tests may be appropriate in order to determine any deficiencies after the diagnosis. The treatment aim of a gluten-free diet is to avoid any nutrient deficiencies. Attention should be paid to iron, folate and calcium absorption, the lack of fat-soluble vitamins (due to the classical fat malabsorption) and the lack of phosphor and vitamin D through the low supply of milk and milk products (with an additional lactose intolerance).