Flashback Friday: Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? & Separating the Wheat from the Chat

published 3 weeks ago by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM

For more than 30 years, the medical profession has debated the existence of an intolerance to the wheat protein, gluten, unrelated to allergy or celiac disease. How common is gluten sensitivity? Are there benefits of gluten? Why does the medical profession explicitly advise against people who suspect they might be gluten intolerant from just going on a gluten-free diet?

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