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    Oprah Tweets Love of Bread, Losing Weight

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    Celiac.com 02/05/2016 - Oprah Winfrey may have just officially pardoned gluten, and her "glorious revelation that bread is okay" is causing a big stir.

    When Oprah Winfrey speaks, people listen. That's why it was a big deal a while back when Oprah started a book club: People bought the books she featured. Lots of people.



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    That's why it's such a big deal when the famous television producer and talk show diva sings the praises of gluten in a recent Tweet about the virtues of bread. According to Winfrey, who Tweeted an ad for Weight Watchers, she eats bread every day, but still managed to lose weight. Moreover, she doesn't just eat bread and lose weight, she loves bread. She heaps high praise upon it. Oprah's Tweet contains a video that reiterates her deep love of bread.

    Oprah's Tweet read, in part:

    "Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe"

    Find more Tweets from Oprah on Twitter. Winfrey, of course, owns 6.4 million shares of Weight Watchers, whose stock prices have skyrocketed. The New York Daily News has called this a "$20 million Tweet."

    Read more in Salon's interview with health-sciences researcher Timothy Caulfield.

    So, will Oprah help make bread cool again? Only time will tell. Of course, for people with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance, bread will never be cool again, but that's another story.


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    People...not everyone in the world has celiac or gluten in-tolerance. who doesn't love bread? seriously. Are you really going to tell me you're happy with your lame, no taste, no texture gluten-free Bread??? come on. I have celiac and I would love to eat bread every day. Why should we, the people with problems with gluten interfere with people who are not sick from gluten? It is just ridiculous to me reading this crap every week. Back off.

    Glutino gluten-free White Bread..good as regular white bread.

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    Does anyone care what Oprah thinks anyway?

    I make delicious gluten free bread! Everyone I know loves it! In order to eat well on a gluten-free diet, I think you really have to cook yourself! Pizza crust is the only thing I haven't mastered. The internet is a blessing for great recipes!

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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