Cue The Controversy: Is A Gluten-Free Diet Good For Everyone?

Sep 17, 2013

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Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder caused by a reaction to a gluten protein affecting one in one-hundred Americans. Despite the low percentage of those intolerant to wheat products, more people are experimenting with the anti-gluten diet and claim to enjoy health benefits like better skin and fewer allergies.  But is this fad just that...or is there some medical substance behind these claims?

Back in February, Virginia spoke with Doctor Stefano Guandalini, Medical Director of the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center.