Statistically, one out 100 individuals have celiac, a disease that a gluten-free diet is required to manage the symptoms. What impact does adhering to a gluten-free diet to for the rest of us? It is not really clear. However, the article in The New York Times suggests that other people, not afflicted by celiac, may also benefit from sticking with a gluten-free diet.
Dr. Stefano Guandalini, medical director of the University of Chicago, is not a believer in the benefits of a gluten-free diet.
“It is not a healthier diet for those who don’t need it,” Dr. Guandalini said. These people “are following a fad, essentially.” He added, “And that’s my biased opinion.”