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Will going on a gluten-free diet improve my health?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Only if you ...

A gluten-free diet usually offers no benefit for a healthy person.
But for a truly gluten sensitive person, it will change his life. The reason? Gluten damages the small intestine leading to decreased absorption of many essential nutrients not to mention the abdominal discomfort. For a healthy person, a gluten-free diet may help reduce weight since so many temptations will be taken away.

In brief: Only if you ...

A gluten-free diet usually offers no benefit for a healthy person.
But for a truly gluten sensitive person, it will change his life. The reason? Gluten damages the small intestine leading to decreased absorption of many essential nutrients not to mention the abdominal discomfort. For a healthy person, a gluten-free diet may help reduce weight since so many temptations will be taken away.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Not likely to 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, millet, quinoa, and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet.

In brief: Not likely to 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, millet, quinoa, and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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