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Long term gluten consumption in adults without celiac disease and risk of coronary heart disease: prospective cohort study

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1892 (Published 02 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1892

Re: Long term gluten consumption in adults without celiac disease and risk of coronary heart disease: prospective cohort study

There are so many studies that prove there IS a higher risk of heart disease after long term gluten exposure! I am living proof of this and yes, I'm highly disgusted by your article. Just as MANY get upset when they read an article mocking the existence of gluten. In my case, I was only 39 yrs. Old with no prior family history of heart disease and I was in excellent health. Aerobics was part of my weekly routine and I ate wheat regularly. I had no cholesterol build up of any kind, even during my hospital stay after my heart attack! Maybe some people are more at risk than others but I do believe...Scratch that, I know inflammation is a major risk to the heart and gluten causes inflammation!!!!!! I'm now gluten free for almost 5 yrs. and am a minimal risk for future heart attacks according to my doctors!! More and more young adults are having heart attacks and many have celiac disease! There is a link!!!!!

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19 June 2017
Flora Patin
Administration Assistant
Livingston, LA