15 May 2010

Wheat and Diabetes

This really has me puzzled. The ADA still promotes whole grain foods, yet studies are saying that wheat increases the risk of diabetes for type 2 and is a bigger risk for type 1 diabetes. This is not from Celiac disease although gluten is a big contributor or at least the proteins in gluten. For those with type 1 diabetes, having celiac disease is very related as both are autoimmune diseases.

Dr. William Davis has two articles about wheat – one on May 14, 2010, and one on May 9, 2010. The second needs more investigation or at least explanation as to how he arrived at his diagnosis and recommendation.

A diabetes blogger makes some excellent points in his blog of May 5, 2010. For some other perspectives and studies check out this article on Medicinenet.com dated Aug 26, 2009 and the one from bottomlinesecrets.com dated March 30, 2010.

Some basic discussion about wheat intolerance and wheat sensitivity check out the article on foodintol.com.   This article has other articles to check as well.

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