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Nutritionist notes downsides to gluten-free diet

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

One problem with a gluten-free diet is that not all foods making the claim really are free of gluten, according to registered dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman, who specializes in digestive disorders. She said the diet is often credited with health benefits it may not have, and gluten-free foods can contain additives, such as xanthan gum, guar gum and gum arabic, that improve texture but can lead to gas and bloating. U.S. News & World Report (10/14)


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