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AGA-Funded Research Highlighted by The Atlantic

May 23, 2017

AGA Research Scholar Award recipient Dr. Lebwhol’s study brings science to the gluten-free craze.

A recent article published in The Atlantic, Science Has Begun Taking Gluten Seriously, highlights  a new study from The BMJ that shows gluten intake is not associated with heart disease risk. Led by Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, member, AGA Research Policy Committee, and instructor, clinical medicine, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, the study was based on data from more than 100,000 people over almost two decades and concludes that patients without celiac disease who go on a gluten free diet may be putting themselves at increased risk of heart disease.

Dr. Lebwohl was awarded a 2014 AGA Research Scholar Award for this study and also received funding from NIH and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Lebwohl is an alumni of the AGA Future Leaders Program

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