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Gluten-free diet is not recommended for people without celiac disease

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 03 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2135
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Gluten is not associated with a risk of coronary heart disease in people without celiac disease—and restricting gluten may result in a low intake of whole grains, which are associated with cardiovascular benefits, a study in The BMJ has found.1

The researchers said that promoting gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.

The number of people without celiac disease who avoid gluten has increased in recent years, …

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