Scientists at Harvard after 30 years of research have new information: people who gone gluten free are exposed to greater risk of diabetes type 2. The latest research shows that gluten-free diet, especially popular these last few years, should not just be a trend.


Is Gluten Free Diet Bad For You?

Gluten is a protein that is found in most crops, with the exception of rice and maize, as well as in bakery and other products derived from them. Gluten is not left out in foods in where it‘s often added as an additive, such as cured meats, ketchup, and processed food.

Scientists say that gluten shouldn’t be avoided except for about one percent of the population that are forced to avoid it because of celiac disease, a disease in which the immune system reacts to gluten and attack the small intestine.

People who do not have celiac disease should consider increasing the intake of gluten to avoid chronic diseases such as diabetes – says Dr. Zong Geng. Consuming food that is gluten-free often has less dietary fiber and other micronutrients. That makes this food less nutritious, and often costs more.

The study included an analysis of 30-year-old medical records of 200,000 patients. There are no negative consequences upon your  health if you are consuming gluten. It was discovered that people who have significantly reduced the intake of gluten or they don’t eat it as much as they should, have 13% higher risk of developing  type 2 diabetes.

So, if you aren’t gluten intolerant, have wheat allergy or you have celiac disease you shouldn’t avoid eating gluten. Because this diet will cause more harm then good.

Reference: The Truth About Gluten
Is going gluten-free giving you diabetes? New study links diet with the disease

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