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Gluten-free diets – 1

Watch dr. Krupa-Kozak begin our discussion of gluten-free diet by discussing the characteristics of gluten, a protein found in wheat and other cereals

Gluten-free products are common, but what is gluten?

In the first of a series of two videos, dr. Krupa-Kozak introduces gluten and its characteristics. Where is it found? What role does it have in bread and other products?

Gluten has a relevant role not only because of its importance in the Western diet, but also because of the different medical conditions linked to intolerance, allergy and sensitivity to it. Discussing them is the first step in analyzing gluten-free diets, and considering whether they can really be thought of as “super”.

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