‘The Most Popular Diet Ever’: Why Going Gluten-Free Is Risky

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 are here today on Medscape via Skype to discuss the growing trend of gluten-free diets...The trend that we would like to discuss today relates to the popularity of gluten-free diets. Recent consumer surveys indicate that approximately 1 in 5 Americans have eliminated or reduced the amount of gluten ingested in their daily diet.[1] This estimate greatly exceeds the small subgroup, approximately 1 in 100, who have been diagnosed to truly have celiac disease. >READ ARTICLE