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A 34-year-old member asked:

I heard that gluten is bad for you in general, is this true?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Only if you have the inherited inability to digest gluten. Otherwise it is harmless and way over-hyped as problematic.
Last updated Jan 30, 2014
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