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Exploring the Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet

Abstract Background: Individuals in the general populations with a known gluten disorder is believed to be 6% and it is unclear why the gluten free diet (GFD) has risen sharply (28%) in recent years. However, science has revealed that gluten can cause colonic changes in those undiagnosed with a known gluten disorder. The ramifications of these changes are unknown. Three common ingredients found in gluten free products, such as pasta, are corn quinoa and rice. Evidence from the scientific literature has shown that corn and quinoa can produce more colonic hydrogen than refined wheat and rice, indicating that corn and quinoa have a reduced glycemic effect. Since rice and wheat have similar glycemic responses, corn and quinoa pastas would be expect... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Snyder, Darren Lawrence (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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