"Gluten sensitivity of non-celiac persons. Nocebo effect." Cover page for The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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Illustration for the cover of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Volume 9, Issue 2, February 2024.

Brief: Experiment with four groups of people to test how the expectations of eating gluten affect our body, with the conclusion that there is an effect called “nocebo” that contrary to the placebo that heals us, the nocebo effect makes us sick or feel bad. Therefore, it is strongly believed that the brain is involved in the act of eating as well as our digestive system.

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