Tuesday February 18, 2020

Are food fads finally running out of steam?

Experts are fighting back against unfounded and unproven dietary advice

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
21st April, 2017
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Gluten-free diet 'fad' for majority, says doctor. Pic: Pixabay

Professor Fergus Shanahan, who chairs the department of medicine at UCC and who is also a director of the university’s world-renowned APC Microbiome Institute, summed the issue up succinctly in an interview with the Irish Times.

“We are all susceptible to the power of mass marketing and ultimately that is what this is, it is just a fad. I know people might say who is this arrogant doctor to dismiss a gluten-free diet...

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