Thursday, January 31, 2013

Does a gluten-free diet promote weight loss?

According to a study in the December issue of  Journal of Nutrition Biochemistry, the effects of gluten-free diets on obesity and its mechanisms of action have not been studied. Thus, the researchers objective was to assess whether gluten exclusion can prevent adipose tissue expansion and its consequences. Their data supports the beneficial effects of gluten-free diets in reducing adiposity gain, inflammation and insulin resistance. Their findings suggest that diet gluten exclusion should be tested as a new dietary approach to prevent the development of obesity and metabolic disorders.

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