6 reasons to encourage patients to embrace gluten

For most people, avoidance is actually unhealthy, research shows

Demand for gluten-free products continues seemingly unabated despite a dearth of scientific evidence to support any benefits for most people.

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That's why gastroenterologists and dietitians remain unenthusiastic about the trend.

“For people without coeliac disease, there’s no evidence to support claims a strict gluten-free diet is beneficial for health," writes Dr Suzanne Mahady on the Conversation website.

"It’s even possible the opposite is true."

The Melbourne-based gastroenterologist and clinical epidemiologist notes that not only is a