The secret behind a gluten-free diet. Facts you need to know..

November 23, 2014 8:58 PM

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The secret behind a gluten-free diet. Facts you need to know..

A recent study has suggested that although only 7% American need gluten-free diet, more than 63% of Americans are conscious of gluten intake and try to avoid it. The most supported claim for this action is the belief that gluten would make them healthy and improve their mental capabilities. Among the most popular beliefs were how a gluten free diet would make these people good digestion, a better immune and digestive system, good memory secondary to increased energy and low levels of cholesterol.

Although, AlessioFasano, M.D., director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston notes that there is very little research regarding the beneficial and harmful effects of gluten.

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