Celiac.com 09/14/2012 - In other news, Lady Gaga is once again making waves in the gluten-free world with word that she is, in fact, adopting a gluten-free diet as she begins the next leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Word is that Gaga is going gluten-free as she seeks to drop ten pounds over the next month to make sure she is in the best shape for the grueling workout demanded by her tour.
A source close to reports that Gaga begun a major body make-over, which includes cut out all gluten and wheat from her diet. As a result she has given her people strict instruction to advise staff at venues and restaurants about her new diet because she is taking it very seriously.
The source added: 'She allows herself one potato or rice portion a week and has been snacking on Ginnybake cakes from wholefood shops - they are gluten free cookies.'
Despite claims to the contrary, there is no good evidence that a gluten-free diet causes weight loss; though there is good evidence that a gluten-free diet is good for people with celiac disease.
In fact, for people without celiac disease, scientific evidence pretty much debunks the claim that a gluten-free diet helps regular folks lose weight.
So, while celebrities, like Lady Gaga, may bring publicity to the gluten-free arena, it is unlikely that the more fad aspects of the gluten-free diet will have great benefits to people who do not have celiac disease, or gluten-intolerance.