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Can Going Gluten-free Raise Your Iq?

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I'm looking for a link between gluten and IQ levels. I know that many non-celiac diets that go gluten-free boast better memory, concentration and focus but does anyone know of any specific studies that have #'s that would back this up?

Thanks!


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gluten-free since 2004 except for hidden gluten

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I'm looking for a link between gluten and IQ levels. I know that many non-celiac diets that go gluten-free boast better memory, concentration and focus but does anyone know of any specific studies that have #'s that would back this up?

Thanks!

http://www.sun-harvest.com/redesign/hn.php...000-04-13_2.cfm this is about malnourishment and iq which I guess would pertain to celiac disease since it stops absorption

http://www.cairn-site.com/documents/abstracts/treat07.html this is about autistic children

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/148/4/447 this is about psych patients

most of what I can find says that the research isn't conclusive

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Let me just say that if you have brain fog, a poor attention span etc. on gluten, any IQ tests would come out inaccurate. Take away the gluten, you can think properly and pay attention, I say it is an obvious conclusion that you would do much better on any kind of test, including an IQ test.

So, I don't really think that being gluten-free will REALLY raise your IQ, but rather that now it will be more obvious how smart somebody is. You can live up to your potential without gluten. Of course, this is just my opinion, but I think it is logical.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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