The McDougall Newsletter - March 2013
  March 2013   Vol.12 Issue 3

Gluten-free Diets Are Harmful for the General Population (Except for one percent)

The current gluten-free diet craze is unhealthy for those who do not need it—those without celiac disease. In search of weight loss and/or feeling better, millions of Americans risk becoming sicker and fatter by increasing their intake of gluten-free products. Estimates are as high as 15 to 25 percent of consumers in the US want gluten-free food, with the global market of gluten-free products approaching $2.6 billion in 2010.

The Mediterranean Diet Is a Weight-Gainer The Asian Diet Should Be Our Goal
by Jeff Novick, RD

Once again the Mediterranean Diet is in the news for its health promoting properties. Not only is this diet promoted for its "heart healthy" benefits, it is also sold to the public as the best way to achieve and to maintain a healthy body weight. However, I have come to the opposite conclusion. In order to provide proof beyond any reasonable doubt of the culpability of diet, I have put this table together showing the incidence of obesity compared to fat intake in various countries worldwide.

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