A new blog post on Gizmodo discusses the growing popularity of gluten-free diets and their potential impacts on individuals who either self-diagnose gluten sensitivities or simply have a preference for gluten-free diets. The author provides a detailed description of how gluten was introduced to the human diet and explanations of what gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are. The author concludes by stressing that popularity of gluten-free diets is a marketing opportunity for many companies and that consumers should look at the scientific evidence behind the trend before self diagnosing their own gluten sensitivities.

http://gizmodo.com/why-you-might-want-to-rethink-going-gluten-free-1475646469

Please see our past blog post covering the AACC’s response to the popular book Wheat Belly:

http://texturetechnologies.com/blog/wheat-belly-the-aacci-responds-with-a-scientific-analysis/