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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Gluten free diet: Yes! No one needs gluten, and many doctors including myself believe that it is bad for your gastrointestinal system health.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Whatever: Gluten is a component of wheat primarily.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Everett
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Calorie restriction: Eliminating wheat products by itself will not cause weight loss unless you restrict your calories. For example, eliminating bread while eating more ch ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Why continue then?: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associat ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Weight loss: The issue of gluten allergy is a way over-hyped one. Gluten intolerance has some frequency but this is not allergy. Gluten free diet has become a po ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: You have either got it or you don't.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Only if: If you do not have gluten sensitivity in the first place, as many on a gluten-free diet are, you would not get sick from eating it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Celiac disease: The best reason to go on a gluten free diet is if you were diagnosed eith celiac disease. Otherwise there are few documented benefits.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Gluten free diet: A gluten free diet is not for losing weight. A lot of people end up losing weight, though, because gluten is in many high carb, high calorie foods. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably won't help: People who have no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn, rice, and sorghum that don't ha ... Read More

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