The gluten‐free diet: an historical perspective and its use by people without coeliac disease

Amanda Cartee and Joseph A Murray
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50488
Published online: 17 February 2020

The long term benefits and risks of gluten avoidance for people without coeliac disease are unknown

Interest in food and its connection with disease dates back to ancient medicine.1 Despite scientific and technological advances, diet modifications continue to have a role in medicine, and certain foods are directly involved in some conditions or symptoms.2,3

  • Amanda Cartee
  • Joseph A Murray

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America


Competing interests:

Joseph A. Murray receives grant support from Nexpep/ImmusanT, the National Institutes of Health, Immunogenix, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Allakos, the Oberkotter Foundation, and Cour; he is a consultant to Bionix, Lilly Research Laboratory, Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Schär USA, UCB Biopharma, Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Celimmune, Amgen Intrexon Corporation, Kanyos, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Joseph A. Murray holds patents licensed to Evelo Biosciences, and receives royalties from Torax Medical.


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