Case in point—pasta. Background: Eating less gluten has been statistically linked to an increased risk for diabetes. One hypothesis for the connection is that food choices people make when they avoid gluten may be more likely to raise blood sugar too much after meals. Over time, that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A new study looked at one popular food—gluten-free pasta—to see how it affects blood sugar after a meal. Study: In this small, monthlong study, 13 healthy adults ate either standard wheat-based pasta or one of three gluten-free varieties brown rice, a blend of rice and corn, a blend of corn and quinoa. None of the participants had gluten sensitivity, a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Each participant ate one kind of pasta per week so that over the course of four weeks everyone had tried each kind. Their blood was drawn 30 minutes after each pasta meal. Results: All the gluten-free pastas sent blood sugar higher after meals than did the regular pasta.
September 25, Sales of gluten-free foods continue to soar, reflecting a widespread belief that eliminating gluten from a person’s diet can produce health benefits, even for those without gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Carol Johnston, professor and associate director of the Nutrition Program in Arizona State University’s College of Heath Solutions, has studied the effects of gluten-free foods and their impact on health. She will present her research findings to students at an undergraduate research colloquium on Sept. Question: Does avoiding gluten have any benefits for those without celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity? Answer: There is no clear evidence that avoiding gluten offers any health benefits for the majority of the population. Less than 1 percent 0. While the popularity of gluten-free diets has clearly extended beyond those who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, researchers have not identified any health benefits to avoiding gluten for those without a sensitivity to it. Q: Your research has shown that gluten-free pastas such as rice or corn pasta cause a person’s glucose levels to jump significantly higher than if they ate traditional wheat pasta. What are the health impacts of these findings? Should these types of pastas be avoided? A: In my research, it was interesting to observe that the gluten-free corn and rice pastas caused participants to have higher blood glucose levels than traditional wheat pasta.
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