Going gluten-free may not be best choice for children who do not have celiac disease, commentary says

The Boston Globe (5/14, Guerra) reported that an article suggests “going gluten-free might not be the healthiest choice for a child who doesn’t have celiac disease.” The commentary, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, “attempts to debunk common myths about gluten.”

On its website, CBS News (5/13, Welch) reports that the commentary, by Dr. Norelle R. Reilly, “specifically addresses the potential risk for children whose parents place them on a gluten-free diet without consulting a doctor, warning that it could do more harm than good.”

TIME (5/13) carried an article by Dr. Reilly titled “4 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Not Be Gluten Free.”