Science of Food: Is a gluten-free diet right for you?

7th September, 2015 by

By Lisa Julian, Ph D

Everyone is talking about gluten and going gluten-free. What is all this gluten hype about? And is going gluten-free right for you? Let’s first start off by discussing what exactly gluten is on the molecular level and what it does inside the body. What is gluten?Gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye, is a large family of proteins, not a single entity. Gluten proteins are broken down in our bodies into smaller proteins and peptides, such as the gliadins, that can cause immune and inflammatory responses in the body, in part due to their relatively long half-life. The gliadin proteins …

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