5 Gluten-Free Diet Myths: What Does The Science Say? (VIDEO)

05/20/2013 08:18 am ET | Updated Aug 04, 2014

Here's what researchers know for sure: going on a gluten-free diet if you have an intolerance, such as celiac disease, is beneficial. But what about the rest of us? Is going gluten-free healthier for everybody?

To better understand gluten, and how it impacts the human body, I reached out to gluten experts Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, and Dr. Peter Gibson, director of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia.

Watch the video above, or click the link below, for five gluten myths -- from whether eating gluten-free will help you lose weight to whether the science is settled on gluten sensitivity. And don't forget to sound off in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Talk nerdy to me!


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