A Gluten-Free Diet During Pregnancy May Protect Offspring Against Type 1 Diabetes.
An animal study in Denmark has found that expectant rodents experienced a change in intestinal bacteria when fed a gluten-free diet. This change in intestinal bacteria appears to offer a protective effect against development of type 1 diabetes for both mother and offspring. Researchers are optimistic that these finding can be applied to humans.
Diabetes, April 2014