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Should everyone go gluten free?
Should everyone go gluten free?

A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets. Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do you think that gluten free is a means to help you lose weight or improve your health? Here's what you need to know. What is gluten? Gluten refers to a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people suffer from celiac disease where they have an autoimmune reaction to gluten. They may experience stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss and chronic inflammation of the intestines when consuming gluten-containing...

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