Of the many food fads, “gluten free” is one that can be unhealthy.
Avoiding gluten may actually be doing more harm than good.
Even after many years on a gluten-free diet, many Australians with coeliac disease continue suffering persistent symptoms.
Enzyme supplementation won't cure those with coeliac disease, but it could make life much easier for many sufferers.
Reports gluten can prevent type 2 diabetes come from a study that didn’t really prove this.
This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.
A dangerous health fad.
People with coeliac disease need to avoid gluten, but a gluten-free diet is otherwise best avoided. It raises the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Wheat growing in a field in Western Australia and destined to be processed to flour for many different food products.
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Most people eat about a kilo of wheat a week but for others it can cause painful health concerns. So why not isolate the parts of wheat that cause problems, and remove them from future crops.
The only treatment for coeliac disease is the strict, life-long avoidance of foods containing gluten.
Recent headlines proclaimed an Australian-developed pill might be able to help those with coeliac disease eat wheat without becoming ill. But the fine print says it's no treatment or cure.
Providing a sample for a genetic test might not actually give you the health answers you’re looking for.
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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.
Up to one in ten infants have a proven food allergy.
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.
Why are so many people now choosing to go gluten-free?
CSIRO conducted a nationwide survey to quantify the number of Australians avoiding wheat and to ask them why.
See your doctor if you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly if you’ve had them for weeks or months.
Conditions affecting the stomach and bowels are common in modern humans and many are on the rise.
As many as 326,000 Australians may be unnecessarily avoiding gluten.
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