Newsroom

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...

18 Dec 2015 / Alessio Fasano

Most people have now heard of going gluten-free, but many of them have a pretty poor understanding of what gluten really is and how it fits into a healthy diet....

17 Dec 2015 / LIS, DANA1; STELLINGWERFF, TRENT1,2; KITIC, CECILIA M.1; AHUJA, KIRAN D. K.1; FELL, JAMES1

Purpose: Implementation of gluten-free diets among nonceliac athletes has rapidly increased in recent years because of perceived ergogenic and health benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on exercise performance, gastrointestinal (GI)...

10 Dec 2015 / Elizabeth Narins

By design, trends are doomed to surge, succeed, and die sad lonely deaths — particularly in the realms of health and fitness, where everyone is looking for the next quick fix. (Remember when everyone was obsessed with ab-rolling, rollerblading, and Tae Bo?) It's just a matter of...

23 Nov 2015 / Keri Blakinger

Gluten isn’t the intestinal terror that it’s made out to be.
In the sixth episode of Vocativ’s “Junk Science” series, Joshua Krisch explains that there’s no scientific backing for the idea that gluten is bad for you. ...

16 Nov 2015 / Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN

Like many food trends, the gluten-free diet has both a legion of followers and a lot of controversy surrounding it. Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN, has her own tale of the way gluten — or a lack thereof — played a role...

02 Nov 2015 / Katherine Brooking, MS, RD

These days it’s hard to know what’s really healthy—versus foods just marketed as “good-for-you.” With slick ad campaigns, healthy sounding buzzwords, and nutrition misinformation all over the internet, it’s easy to be duped.

Here are 5 foods with a big “health halo” that may be fooling...

27 Oct 2015 / Neil Swidey

A pioneering celiac doctor explains the misguided origins of “the most popular diet that you can imagine.” READ ARTICLE

20 Oct 2015 / Roger Cohen

LONDON — I was in Venice a few weeks ago and friends reported seeing a restaurant menu with the following important message emblazoned it: “We do NOT serve gluten-free food."

It was easy to imagine an exasperated Italian proprietor, driven to...

14 Oct 2015 / Neil Swidey

From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions. Chefs and real sufferers have had enough. READ ARTICLE...

16 Sep 2015 / Jeremy Cherfas

Oatmeal is generally considered a no-no on the modern paleo diet, but the original paleo eaters were definitely grinding oats and other grains for dinner, according to new research.

That finding comes from new...

14 Aug 2015 / Andrew T Kunzmann, Helen G Coleman, Wen-Yi Huang,Cari M Kitahara,Marie M Cantwell,and Sonja I Berndt

This large, prospective study within a population-based screening trial suggests that individuals consuming the highest intakes of dietary fiber have reduced risks of incident colorectal adenoma and distal colon cancer and that this effect of dietary fiber, particularly from cereals and fruit,...

03 Aug 2015

With an estimated 2 million people tuning in to his syndicated television show each weekday, there's no doubting the clout Dr. Oz carries in the arena of public opinion...

But when consumers were asked whom they most trust on controversial food issues, the ratings for Dr. Oz fell flat...

29 Jul 2015 / Michael Specter

Just after Labor Day, the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo stopped for a weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Each year, the event wends its way across the country like a travelling medicine show, billing itself as the largest display of gluten-free products in the United States....

23 Jul 2015 / Julia Belluz

We live in an age of gluten-phobia, which some have pointed out is more religion than science.

That hasn't stopped many people from taking a firm stance on gluten. According...

04 Jul 2015 / Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times

As many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have proliferated.

Some of the anti-glutenists argue that we haven’t...