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New Software for Gluten-Free Diet Evaluation and Nutritional Education

Gluten Analysis Laboratory of the University of the Basque Country, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 01006 Vitoria, Spain
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Nutrients 2019, 11(10), 2505; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102505
Received: 12 September 2019 / Revised: 8 October 2019 / Accepted: 15 October 2019 / Published: 17 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition Informatics)
Following a gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only treatment for celiac disease. This diet must ensure the absence of gluten but also needs to be nutritionally balanced. Dietitians working in this field cannot properly evaluate energy and nutrient intake of celiac people because dietary programs available on the market do not contain the nutritional composition of gluten-free products (GFP). Here we present a new GFD evaluation software that contains more than 700 gluten-free rendered foodstuffs and their macronutrient composition. Apart from diet evaluation and design, the software represents a tool for nutritional education as well, since it shows diet appropriacy and indicates how to promote balanced self-care. Moreover, anthropometric and biochemical data or symptoms presence and diet adherence can be recorded and evaluated. This open free software, can be downloaded in its app format for mobiles and tablets. Software evaluation indicated its correct functionality and the importance of assessing a GFD with GFP instead of with their gluten-containing analogues. Thus, this software represents an essential e-Health tool, not only for proper GFD evaluation, but also for improving life quality of celiac and gluten sensitive people. View Full-Text
Keywords: software; gluten-free diet; application; dietary balance; gluten-free product; nutritional education software; gluten-free diet; application; dietary balance; gluten-free product; nutritional education
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Lasa, A.; Larretxi, I.; Simón, E.; Churruca, I.; Navarro, V.; Martínez, O.; Bustamante, M.Á.; Miranda, J. New Software for Gluten-Free Diet Evaluation and Nutritional Education. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2505.

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