Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye and wheat and their products. People may find it necessary to take a gluten-free diet to treat conditions such as celiac disease.
– Rice flour is often a substitute for gluten — but has caused health problems in people following a gluten-free diet.
– Rice can bio-accumulate heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic and other toxins.
– Consistent exposure to these metals is associated with the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other conditions.
“With the increasing popularity of gluten-free diets, these findings may have important health implications since the health effects of low-level arsenic and mercury exposure from food sources are uncertain but may increase the risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.”
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