Gluten-free diet reduces beneficial bacteria in gut

05/24/2009 | FoodNavigator

A small study of 10 people who followed a gluten-free diet found they had fewer beneficial gut bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, and more potentially harmful bacteria, such as Enterobacteriaceae and Escherichia coli. Researchers said people on the diet also had fewer immune health markers.

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