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Dr. Lebwohl explained the benefits of gluten-free diets among celiac patients in the post by Dr.Silvester. What is the current evidence about health effect on non-celiac patients? Dr. Lebwohl’s recent BMJ paper (bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892) suggests no benefit in terms of cardiovascular disease risk, using the Nurse’s Health Study and the Health Professional Follow-up Study. Many gluten-free consumers believe that it may be good for their weight loss and overall quality of life. Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Crowe, and Kim Kardashian are big advocates for this diet.

I believe that it would be better to classify non-celiac population into those who may have gluten-related disorders other than celiac disease (e.g: non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy) and others without obvious gluten-related disorders.