A Primer on the Gluten-Free Diet

A U.S. News Twitter chat covered gluten-free diet basics – and then some.

Twitter Chat -- Gluten
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About 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease and about 10 percent have a less specific sensitivity to gluten, according to the Mayo Clinic. For these folks, there's no cure or medication other than a gluten-free diet. During a #GlutenChat, U.S. News Health & Wellness teamed with more than 10 gluten-free experts, who talked going gluten-free on a budget, how to still enjoy restaurant meals, how to host successful gluten-free holidays and much more. The chat comes ahead of U.S. News' Best Diets 2014 – released Jan. 7 – which will provide a thorough profile of the gluten-free diet. Here are #GlutenChat highlights: