The Demonization of Gluten
Season 7, Episode 14
This week on Freakonomics Radio:
Celiac disease is thought to affect roughly one percent of the population. The good news: it can be treated by quitting gluten. The bad news: many celiac patients haven’t been diagnosed. The weird news: millions of people without celiac disease have quit gluten – which may be a big mistake.
And Steve Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner take on the honor system.
To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “The Demonization of Gluten” and “Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions.”