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Gluten-free only beneficial for Celiacs, new study says




This photo taken on April 8, in Paris, shows gluten-free bread displayed during the
This photo taken on April 8, in Paris, shows gluten-free bread displayed during the "Le salon des allergies alimentaires et des produit sans"
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Going gluten-free is all the rage these days, but whether this diet de jour is beneficial for those who don’t suffer from gluten insensitivity or Celiac disease has been in dispute.

A new report published earlier this month in the Journal of Pediatrics is the latest study to weigh in on the debate. And its verdict: being on a gluten-free diet doesn’t necessarily benefit those who are not Celiac. What’s more, it could even damage the health of those who can eat gluten.

“The Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad” by Norelle Reilly

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Norelle Reilly, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, and an author of the paper, “The Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad” that was published in this month’s Journal of Pediatrics