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Public Lecture - Is a gluten free or wheat free diet for you? Separating f...
Wed. 29 March 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
About the Lecture:
Most of us know someone who is removing wheat or gluten from their diet. Indeed, community concern about the negative health impacts of these common dietary components are at an all time high….but does this really have a legitimate basis?
While wheat free and gluten free diets are followed by 10% or more of Australians, compelling evidence to support the medical need to remove dietary gluten appears to be restricted to people with the autoimmune-like illness coeliac disease.
So why is the gluten free diet so popular, and what is the evidence to suggest this is helpful? This presentation will discuss what the latest medical science and research tells us about the health issues caused by wheat and gluten, who might truly benefit from this diet and what else might be causing symptoms, and why food intolerances are becoming far more prevalent today.
Dr Jason Tye-Din MBBS, FRACP, PhD is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne and completed gastroenterology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has practiced since 1996, and for the last 15 years has combined patient care and research. He is head of the Coeliac Disease Research Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of Coeliac Australia. He is involved in patient and professional education to improve the care of people with gluten or wheat related disorders.