09/26/2013 05:49 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2013

Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease


It's true that about 40 years ago wheat breeders introduced new varieties of wheat that helped farmers increase their grain yields. Those varieties, which came out of the Green Revolution, now make up 90 percent of all the wheat that farmers grow around the world.

But the claim that the more productive wheat is somehow making people sick didn't sound right to scientists who work with the crop.

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