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02 Nov 2016 / William F. Balistreri, MD; Ivor D. Hill, MD, MB ChB; Alessio Fasano, MD

A Growing Trend: Diet Common Even Among Those Without Celiac Disease

William F. Balistreri, MD: Hello. I am Dr Bill Balistreri, professor of pediatric medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. We...

25 Oct 2016 / Trisha Calvo

The low-carb diet craze is pretty much over, but misconceptions linger. Take pasta, for example. “Pasta doesn't deserve its bad rap for being unhealthy and fattening,” says...

24 Oct 2016 / Mallika Marshall, MD, Contributing Editor

Why the recent obsession with going gluten-free in America? Is it because there has been a sudden rise in the number of people with celiac disease? Or is it just the latest diet craze that has turned into a multi-billion-dollar business?...

07 Sep 2016 / Nirupa R Matthan, Lynne M Ausman, Huicui Meng, Hocine Tighiouart, and Alice H Lichtenstein

Background: The utility of glycemic index (GI) values for chronic disease risk management remains controversial. Although absolute GI value determinations for individual foods have been shown to vary significantly in individuals with diabetes, there is a dearth of data on the...

06 Jul 2016 / Julia Belluz

It’s one of the most hotly contested areas of dieting: How much do carbohydrates matter when it comes to weight loss?

If you ask a number of celebrities and authors of diet books, it’s pasta, bread, and cookies that stand between you and a svelte physique.

...Today, a group of...

30 Jun 2016 / NIRAJ CHOKSHI

More than 100 Nobel laureates have a message for Greenpeace: Quit the G.M.O.-bashing.
Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote in a...

09 Jun 2016 / Peter H.R. Green and Rory Jones

...For those with celiac disease, gluten is toxic. But for the vast majority who don’t have the disease, it may actually be detrimental to eliminate it. A gluten-free diet frequently lacks fiber. And while wheat flour is enriched with vitamins and iron, non-gluten containing flours are...

24 May 2016 / Alan Levinovitz

Gluten Exposed is a non-revolutionary, non-miracle-promising book of genuine science by Dr. Peter Green, director of Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center, and medical writer Rory Jones. It comes on the heels of such best-sellers as Wheat Belly and ...

17 May 2016 / ANDREW POLLACK

Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and do not harm the environment, according to a comprehensive new analysis by the advisory group the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. ...

13 May 2016 / Ashley Welch

Placing children on a gluten-free diet without consulting a physician could be damaging to their health, medical experts warn.
Gluten-free diets
are critical for people...

12 May 2016 / CBC News

Diet may be nutritionally deficient, high in fat and sugar, as well as costly

There is more risk than benefit to a gluten-free diet for people — especially children — who haven't been diagnosed with celiac disease or wheat allergy, according to the Journal of...

29 Mar 2016 / Sean Levinson

Fitness experts may tell you to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, but a new study shows a diet rich in grains leads to a long, healthy life.
Japan boasts the world’s second highest life expectancy and an obesity rate of just 3.5 percent — compared to America’s 35 percent. ...

07 Mar 2016

Do you need a midnight, mid-afternoon, or mid-run snack to get through the day?

We know we do. Let's face it: three square meals are no match for a runner's appetite. The good news is that eating small meals throughout the day not only silences your grumbling stomach, but can...

17 Feb 2016 / Tom Oder
From ancient Egyptian bread to Kellogg's cereals, wheat has been a culinary mainstay for thousands of years.  Wheat isn't sexy. At least not in the way that chefs find heirloom...
26 Jan 2016 / Hadley Malcolm and Kaja Whitehouse

Oprah Winfrey loves bread and investors love Oprah.

After the mogul tweeted a video of herself Tuesday afternoon proclaiming she had lost 26 pounds while eating bread every single day on a Weight Watchers diet, shares of the diet company (...

20 Jan 2016 / Gretchen Reynolds

Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular in the fitness community. But a new, carefully designed study of the effects of gluten-free diets on athletic performance suggests that giving up gluten may not provide the benefits that many healthy athletes hope for....

19 Jan 2016 / Haley Goldberg

When Dara Piken noticed her college roommate losing weight and feeling great, the always-dieting School of Visual Arts student decided to do the same — and avoid eating gluten.

With lots of gluten-free products available, the 22-year-old thought it’d be easy to hop on the diet. But...

06 Jan 2016 / Veronica Zaragovia

One of the great public-health success stories of the past couple of decades can be found in your cereal bowl.

Since 1998, the Food and Drug Administration has required that breakfast cereals, breads, rice, pasta and other grain products made with enriched flour come fortified with...

04 Jan 2016 / Thomas M. Campbell, MD

Though people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of American adults now shun foods containing wheat in an effort to avoid gluten. What is gluten? And is it worthy of a tainted reputation? UR Medicine nutrition expert Dr. Thomas Campbell sorts out the grains of truth...

30 Dec 2015 / Emily Mullin

As the holiday season comes to a close, many of us are making health resolutions for the year ahead. But if you’re considering going on a gluten-free diet in 2016, you may want to think twice. The gluten-free fad is one that doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon thanks to...