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    Wimbledon Contender Tomas Berdych Praises Gluten-free Diet

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    Celiac.com 07/12/2016 - Looking at what he calls the "small details where I can get get an edge," professional tennis player Tomas Berdych adopted a gluten-free diet as part of a training regimen designed to help him maintain ideal playing weight.

    In a recent interview to the Times, Berdych shared some lesser-known aspects about his career.



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    The Czech player is know for his considerable powerful serve and forehand, and solid all around game. To hear Berdych talk, before he went gluten-free, he has also been a bit on the lean side at around 90 kilos. The gluten-free diet has helped him put on a bit of weight and achieve a comfortable tournament weight of 95 kilos.

    Berdych joins Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, among other top players who are eating gluten-free.

    Tomas Berdych is currently playing at Wimbledon 2016, where he is the number ten seed.

    Read more in Tennis World.

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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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