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Gluten Triggers Brain Inflammation in Mice

University of Otago researchers have made a unique discovery, finding that wheat gluten triggers brain inflammation in mice. This inflammation, observed in mice, could potentially occur in humans due to their similar physiological systems. The study explored the effects of gluten-enriched diets on mice, revealing that gluten induces hypothalamic inflammation in the brain, a region essential for metabolic functions. The exact reasons for this phenomenon remain unclear, but it could be linked to immune responses triggered by certain components of gluten. While the findings don’t suggest everyone should avoid gluten, further research is needed to determine if these effects apply to humans, particularly those with gluten sensitivity.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.