Abstract

Gluten-free diets have gained popularity with the public at a rate greater than would be expected based on the prevalence of gluten-related disorders such celiac disease, nonceliac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. This article reviews gluten-related disorders, indications for gluten-free diets, and the possible health benefi ts of gluten. Despite the health claims for gluten-free eating, no published experimental evidence supports weight-loss with a gluten-free diet or suggests that the general population would benefi t from avoiding gluten.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Celiac disease
  • Gluten
  • Microbiota
  • Nonceliac gluten sensitivity
  • Wheat allergy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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