May 3, 2017

"INTOLERANCES" VS EVOLUTION:

Gluten-free diet should not be eaten by people who are not coeliac, say scientists (Sarah Knapton, 2 MAY 2017, The Telegraph)

Researchers at Harvard University looked at data from nearly 120,000 people over 26 years and found that going gluten-free did not cut the risk of heart disease.

And they warned that restricting dietary gluten may result in a low intake of whole grains, which are known to be beneficial for the heart.

"The popularity of a low gluten or gluten-free diet in the general population has markedly increased in recent years," said Dr Andrew Chan, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in the BMJ.

"However these findings underscore the potential that people who severely restrict gluten intake may also significantly limit their intake of whole grains, which may actually be associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes

"The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without coeliac disease should not be encouraged."

We've only been eating the stuff for 12,000 years.

Posted by at May 3, 2017 6:42 PM

  

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