A 41-year-old member asked:
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docs, could a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I doubt it: The web is now full of anti-gluten militants who believe that everyone is well-advised to adopt the gluten-free diet. The only real science is that alopecia areata patients are more likely to have gluten sensitivity but the hair doesn't grow back; I suspect it's autoimmune diseases occurring together, as they very often do. Recognize there's a lot of emotion and zealotry here & some unknowns too.
Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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