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Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Clueless Gluten-free Dieters
Jefferson Adams

Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.

He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for Examiner.com.

By Jefferson Adams
Published on 05/13/2014

Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel recently sent a camera crew out to ask people following a gluten-free diet if they actually knew what gluten was.

Celiac.com 05/13/2014 - Overall, increased awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance has been a good thing, right?

Image: Wikimedia CommonsGenerally, more people are being diagnosed, and gluten-free food options are more numerous and more widely available than ever before.

However, all this awareness has succeeded in drawing a number of people into voluntary gluten-free dieting, often with mixed results.

Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel recently sent a camera crew out to a local exercise spot to ask people if they were following a gluten-free diet, and to find out if they actually knew what gluten was.

What he found was a bunch of supposedly gluten-free dieters, who were almost totally clueless about gluten, giving answers that would make most celiac patients cringe. He also got a few good laughs.

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