Dieters who go gluten-free could be at greater risk of having a heart attack, experts have warned. Researchers found people who avoid wheat could be more likely to develop heart disease because they are missing out on some of the key health benefits of whole grains. In recent years the gluten-free diet has become a popular health trend with advocates including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow. Previously the wheat-free way of life was mainly followed by people who suffer

from coeliac disease – an intolerance to gluten. Scientists in the US have now found people who live wheat-free could be eating less whole grains, which help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers, whose study was published in the British Medical Journal, said: “The avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. READ MORE