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Coming Soon: Wheat Bread Those With Celiac Can Eat

It's not gluten-free, but scientists are working to eliminate the troublesome form of gluten

(Newser) - Those with celiac disease may soon be able to eat wheat bread. Wheat and related cereals contain proteins called gluten that hold breads and cakes together, and certain forms of gluten cause an immune reaction in some people, leaving them unable to eat wheat, barley, and rye, per IFL Science... More »

Catholics, Your Communion Wafers Must Have Gluten

So rules the Vatican

(Newser) - Catholics on a gluten-free diet may want to skip the line when receiving Holy Communion during Mass celebration. The Vatican has decreed that the small wafers, or hosts, used in the ceremony must contain gluten, reports the BBC . The directive went out to bishops worldwide in a letter posted by... More »

Researchers See Drawback to Gluten-Free Diet

They suggest a link to type 2 diabetes

(Newser) - Unless you suffer from Celiac disease, you might want to forego the gluten-free products—a new study suggests they may bring a greater risk of type 2 diabetes. Harvard researchers presented their findings at an American Heart Association forum, reports UPI . After studying data from a long-term observational study of... More »

Boy's Broken Bones Mystified Doctors

Then they discovered he had celiac disease

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in Portugal broke his arm three times in two years, and doctors were mystified, Live Science reports. The breaks were caused by "minor to moderate pressure," unlike, say, sports injuries, and the boy didn't seem to have any underlying medical conditions that would lead... More »

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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