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June 11, 2015 From Paleo to vegan to raw, nutrition gurus package their advice as sound science. But peel the studies away and you'll find timeless myths and superstitions of religion.
A host of new gluten-free products have hit store shelves in recent years, as more people eschew foods containing the protein.
January 14, 2015 Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.
The wheat and grains in many breads contain gluten.
May 22, 2014 Many people who don't have celiac disease say they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.
About 40 years ago wheat breeders introduced new varieties of wheat that helped farmers increase their grain yields. But scientists say those varieties aren't linked to the rise in celiac disease.
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September 26, 2013 Doctors have other ways to explain why wheat makes some people sick, like the hygiene hypothesis.
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French Laundry pastry chef Lena Kwak with the gluten-free flour she developed.
October 17, 2011 A lot of people are going out of their way to avoid gluten. Some have celiac disease, while others have some degree of gluten sensitivity. But the perception that a gluten-free diet is always a healthful diet isn't quite accurate.
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August 24, 2011 Dr. Alessio Fasano says, "You're never too old to develop celiac disease." Producer Priska Neely remarks on the sixth anniversary of her diagnosis with a digestive disorder that is on the rise and it's unclear why.
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