A new paper provides solid evidence that the cause of the apparent uptick in celiac disease cases is not due to wheat breeding. So, the search for the real cause continues.
Gluten-free is one of the latest food fads to take America by storm — but does everyone who espouses a gluten-free diet really need one? A recent study sought to examine who requires such a regimen, and how reliably such determinations are made.
For someone with celiac disease, sticking to a gluten-free regimen away from home is, at best, stressful -- and it can be potentially dangerous, because it’s impossible to tell if food contains gluten. As May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we spotlight a cool innovation that takes the guesswork out of eating gluten free.
Is it a smart food choice? Or is it just another fad like many weight loss miracle pills, powders and martini diets?
Every new diet promises amazing results better sleep, weight loss, and overall rejuvenation. But as with most diet fads, even after an initial weight loss, the pounds creep back up. Gluten-free and paleo diets are no exception to this. In fact, unless you have a gluten sensitivity, you are losing valuable nutrients by jumping on the bandwagon. Watch more Friday Fad Day segments here.
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About three million Americans less than one percent of the population have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder in which the consumption of gluten destroys the lining of the small intestine, impairing the
The gluten-free craze is going strong, as about one-third of Americans report trying to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Yet, only about two to three million Americans have celiac
Gluten-free diets are all the rage now, as we here at ACSH have discussed, but many of the people choosing this diet don t even know what gluten is. Jimmy Kimmel proves this point on a recent episode of his show. Some of the answers will shock you. In light of Jimmy Kimmel segment, we took the liberty of answering correctly his questions about gluten in this video.
CSH gives a big shoutout to Julia Llewellyn Smith, for her brilliant commentary in The Guardian on the latest (and certainly not last) diet fad du jour gluten free (fill in the blank). Ms. Smith, who sounds exactly like an ACSH staffer, takes no prisoners in her scathing look at the overwhelmingly silly trend to rid the planet of a wheat-based protein called gluten, which could easily read cyanide to the average reader who doesn t understand what this is really all about marketing.