Many "GlutenFree " Menu Items Actually Have Gluten


(New York, NY) -- A new study finds that nearly a third of restaurant items labeled gluten-free actually contain gluten. 

Researchers from Columbia University found the worst offenders were pizza and pasta. More than 50-percent of samples labeled gluten-free contained gluten. Gluten showed up more often in dinners than in breakfast items. Also, restaurant foods labeled gluten-free were less likely to test positive in the western U.S. than in the Northeast. The study is published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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