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3 reasons your child should not go gluten-free (unless your doctor says so)

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications There is a puzzling and worrisome new phenomenon that I am seeing as a pediatrician: parents who are putting their children on gluten-free diets. Itís puzzling because in the vast majority of cases it isnít necessary ó and itís worrisome because, although parents are doing it because they think itís healthy, a gluten-free diet can be very unhealthy for children. …

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