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For people with conditions such as celiac disease, avoiding gluten is crucial to health. However, sticking to a gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging and linked to nutritional inadequacies. (Shutterstock)

Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
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Great time to try: baking sourdough bread

If you haven't already, join the sourdough revolution. Being home means you can tend to your starter, satisfy carb cravings, bake healthier bread and impress your friends on social media.
Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from migraines, according to the World Health Organization. Maridav/Shutterstock.com

How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
Reports gluten can prevent type 2 diabetes come from a study that didn’t really prove this. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not

This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.
Wheat growing in a field in Western Australia and destined to be processed to flour for many different food products. Richard Jakoby, Plant Energy Biology

Not everyone loves wheat – so why not remove the bad bits

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.
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…

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