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Natural Biology Reports:  Is a Gluten Free Diet Necessary

A gluten allergy is an allergic response to the protein in wheat.   If you have this allergy you are most likely responding by being tired to even being depressed you are so tired all the time.  If you feel you have this allergy simply go to your physician for a simple test to determine if you do or do not.  Today we are increasingly seeing gluten free products.  

There is a myth being promoted by Hollywood types and stars that a gluten free diet will help with weight loss.  There is not one bit of evidence to suggest this.  In fact, often a gluten free diet results in weight gain because foods that are gluten free contain more sweeteners and oils to enhance their flavors.    

Some people do not have a gluten allergy but are gluten intolerant which means that while they do not have the allergy by cutting down on foods heavy in wheat they simply feel better.  Sometimes they might lose weight simply because they are watching what they eat more carefully.

Wilkepedia describes gluten allergies as "Wheat allergy (gluten) is a food allergy, but can also be a contact allergy resulting from occupational exposure. Like all allergies wheat allergy involves IgE and mast cell response. Typically the allergy is limited to the seed storage proteins of wheat, some reactions are restricted to wheat proteins, while others can react across many varieties of seeds and other plant tissues. Wheat allergy may be a misnomer since there are many allergenic components in wheat, for example serine protease inhibitors, glutelins and prolamins and different responses are often attributed to different proteins. The most severe response is exercise/aspirin induced anaphylaxis attributed to one omega gliadin that is a relative of the protein that causes coeliac disease."