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A Growing Food Concern: Obsession With 'Clean Eating'

Some want 'orthorexia' recognized as an eating disorder

(Newser) - It's called "orthorexia"—an obsession with healthy, "clean eating"—and as it gains traction in this age of Instagrammed food photos, some think it should be recognized as its own eating disorder. "It's really a real fixation," one nutritionist tells NBC News... More »

Study Discovers Real Cause of Gluten Sensitivity

Hint: It's not the gluten, findings suggest

(Newser) - If you're one of the millions cutting gluten out of your diet on the theory that it causes bloating, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal unpleasantness—even though you don't have the relatively rare celiac disease —you might be interested in a new study indicating that the gluten isn'... More »

Gluten-Free Diet Won't Help You Lose Weight

Believe it or not, g-free foods aren't also calorie-free

(Newser) - Thinking of going gluten-free to lose weight (just like Gwyneth Paltrow told you )? Think again. Gluten-free foods help the rising numbers of people with celiac disease , wheat allergies, or gluten sensitivities, but those who are just looking to slim down are misguided. “Many packaged gluten-free products are even... More »

Hottest Celeb Diet: Gluten-Free

Some are allergic; others just want to lose weight

(Newser) - Everyone in Hollywood seems to be allergic to gluten—or at least off it—these days. Celebrity practitioners like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gwyneth Paltrow have helped propel the gluten-free lifestyle into the spotlight, with more of us mere mortals following suit in an effort to get thin. It's no wonder... More »

Kids With Autism Don't Need Special Diet: Docs

Report calls for more research, brings relief to some parents

(Newser) - Children with autism are not particularly prone to digestive issues, and special diets have no effect on the condition, new research shows. Digestive problems do affect kids with autism, but a specific malady called “leaky gut” or “autistic enterocolitis,” says a report out today. The findings refute... More »

Doctors Wary of Anti-Gluten Crusade

Wheat-free diet mostly hype, except for those with celiac disease

(Newser) - Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, is shaping up to be America’s latest diet villain. For about 3 million Americans diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called celiac disease, avoiding gluten is essential. But that alone doesn’t account for the $2 billion a year Americans... More »

Rising Food Allergies Drive a Swelling Specialty Market

'Free-from' foods will bring in $3.9B this year

(Newser) - As the number of people with allergies soars, so does the “free-from” food market—that is, foods that avoid common allergens like peanuts, the Washington Post reports. Specialty foods are expected to bring in $3.9 billion this year, a study says, while gluten-free products will likely bank some... More »

Gluten-Free Sticks for Many Dieters

Mild-mannered wheat protein is the latest dietary scourge

(Newser) - Gluten-free diets, once the purview of those with life-threatening conditions like celiac disease, have hit the mainstream. Docs now estimate that gluten allergies strike one in 100 North Americans, and even those who aren't allergic are turning onto gluten-free, blaming the protein for ailments from infertility to anxiety. More »

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