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   If You Don't Have Coeliac Disease, Avoiding Gluten Isn't Healthy
by Suzanne Mahady, The Conversation
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:31PM EST

Coeliac disease, an allergy to gluten that causes damage to the intestine, affects 1% of Australians. But more than ten times this number, or around 11% of the population, follows a gluten-free diet by choice, and up to 30% of people in the United States try to reduce their gluten intake.

Gluten-free foods are frequently perceived as a healthier alternative, because of a alignment with a "wellness lifestyle". But is there scientific evidence to support this?

Are gluten-free diets healthier?

Recent large studies have not found health benefits for a , and in fact the opposite may be true.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: The Conversation


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