While it is necessary to obliterate Gluten from your diet when you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, is it that healthy to follow Gwyneth Paltrow or Miley Cyrus on a gluten-free rampage when it comes to your diet? They may be good entertainers but maybe not the best dietitians. Without any evidence of beneficial effects, many people without coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity are turning to gluten-free diets as a “healthier” alternative to a normal diet.
But a new research from Harvard University suggests that there could be a significant drawback to adopting a gluten-free diet that was not previously known. This study has shown a link between gluten-free diets and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, meaning that the less gluten is found in a diet the higher is the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is a serious condition.
This research included 200,000 people and the data analysis showed that those who had the highest intake of gluten had an 80% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who had the lowest levels of gluten intake.
For those who are on a gluten-free diet by choice, it may be time to reconsider their food options.