New Study Depicts that Low Gluten Diet Might Be Beneficial

Low Gluten Diet

A new study has emerged that shows that when new people eat a low gluten diet and fiber-rich diet as compared to high-gluten diet, they witness less discomfort that includes less degree of bloating.

More Insights into the Fiber Rich Diet Study

Changes in composition and functioning of gut bacteria are primary responsible for the above mentioned bloating and other effects. The new study depicts that a modest weight loss is followed after low-gluten dieting. Moreover, researchers associate the impact of diet on healthy adults more to change in composition of dietary fibers than gluten itself.

A high number of people have chosen to follow a low gluten diet even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has led to an ongoing debate about whether or not low-gluten diets are recommendable for people without allergies. And researchers from University of Copenhagen are now trying to study in this field.

An intervention study of healthy Danish adults was reported today in Nature Communications. And an international team of scientists now shows that a low-gluten but fiber-rich diet changes the community of gut bacteria and decreases gastrointestinal discomfort such as bloating and is linked to a modest weight loss. The changes in intestinal comfort and body weight are related to changes in gut bacteria composition and function.

According to Professor Oluf Pedersen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at University of Copenhagen, the team demonstrates that in comparison with a high-gluten diet, a low-gluten, fibre-rich diet induces changes in the structure and function of the complex intestinal ecosystem of bacteria. This in turn reduces hydrogen exhalation, and leads to improvements in bloating. The researchers carried out a controlled and cross-over trial that comprised sixty middle-aged healthy Danish adults with two eight week interventions by comparing a low gluten and a high gluten diet between them.

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