Dear Rosanna: leave the science to the scientists

The facts don’t support the claims of Rosanna Davison and other self-styled wellness gurus

30th August, 2015
Rosanna Davison has been caught up in a storm in recent weeks

Of all the ill-advised elements of her newspaper interview that triggered the controversy, the suggestion that gluten is linked to autism was perhaps the worst. Autism is a multi-faceted neurodevelopmental disorder with no known links to diet. The insinuation that gluten is causative is both totally wrong and implicitly dangerous.

Yet, in Davison’s defence, she is far from alone in questionably singling out gluten as an offending entity when it comes to our health. For...

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