Posts Tagged ‘gluten’

Obesity, Nutrition, and Health in 2018: What’s Hot, What’s Not

January 1, 2018 — Let’s face it. We might be better off ignoring 80 percent of the reporting on obesity, nutrition, and health. Especially in nutrition, what’s hot one year turns cold the next. And the hot headlines often don’t match the facts. With that said here’s a brief, subjective rundown of some hot and cold subjects for the […]

What Is Driving Us Ever More Gluten-Free?

June 26, 2017 — If you thought that gluten-free everything would be a fast fading memory, think again. Ever more gluten-free products are screaming for your attention. Looking for lipstick without gluten? You got it. Or better yet, you can join the Arbonne multi-level marketing network and help to fill the world with it. Gluten-free marketing is going strong. Setting […]

Gluten-Free Fad Diets Might Have a Diabetes Downside

March 10, 2017 — For millions of people who don’t really need a gluten-free diet, eating less gluten might actually have a downside. Research presented at the AHA Epi|Lifestyle meeting yesterday found that people who ate less gluten had a slightly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The investigators found no difference in the risk of weight gain. […]

Avoiding Gluten Remains a Popular Pursuit

January 17, 2017 — Gluten-free everything was on a hot streak in 2014. But if you thought it was the flavor of the month, sure to fade, you were wrong. New research in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that more than three million Americans are avoiding gluten without a specific medical diagnosis that requires it. Ten years ago, says […]

Gluten-Free: Hot and Bogus

December 10, 2015 — How can it be that Americans are simultaneously growing more enamored with gluten-free foods and more skeptical about them? As contradictory as that sounds, it describes the state of consumer perceptions about this hot, sketchy category. Between 2013 and 2015, the category has grown by 136%, now generating $11.6 billion in sales. Gluten-free foods account for 6.5% […]

Sensitive to Gluten-Free Claims

May 21, 2014 — Research is making it clear that far more people are sensitive to gluten-free claims than are sensitive to gluten itself. Late last year, Peter Gibson published new research showing that few, if any, people have gluten sensitivity unless they have actual celiac disease. In other words, apart from the uncommon (<1% of the population) condition of celiac […]