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Providing a sample for a genetic test might not actually give you the health answers you’re looking for. Canadian Blood Services/flickr

Genetic testing isn’t a crystal ball for your health

Testing some genes for Alzheimer's disease, coeliac disease and folate conversion does not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope amongst patients.
As many as 326,000 Australians may be unnecessarily avoiding gluten. Martin/Flickr

Health Check: should I choose a gluten-free diet?

Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, rye and barley. For people with the autoimmune condition coeliac disease, eating foods that contain gluten can damage the lining of the intestines. Over time…

Fourfold increase in UK coeliac diagnosis

The UK has seen a fourfold increase in the rate of diagnosed cases of coeliac disease in the past 20 years, but three quarters…
Luckily, gluten-free diets don’t end here. Lettuce leaf by Shutterstock

Explainer: what is gluten intolerance?

Gluten intolerance covers a range of gut problems caused by ingesting proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and in some cases, oats. The three main groups affected are those with a direct sensitivity to…

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