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Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Possibly

Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein.
Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight

In brief: Possibly

Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein.
Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight
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