Way back in 1976, scientists linked the development of schizophrenia to the consumption of wheat gluten. During what was called a period of “blind” wheat gluten challenge, where a group of participants with schizophrenia consumed a wheat-free and milk-free diet. After termination of the gluten challenge, the researchers concluded that the disease may have developed in the people due to a primary “schizophrenia-promoting effect of wheat gluten.”
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Researcher from the University of Atatürk School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey, suggested wheat intolerance may play a key role in autoimmune thyroid diseases. In a study published in December 2003, scientists found that all their patients with autoimmune thyroid disease had antigliadin as their most common antibodies in their bodies. Antigliadin antibodies are produced in response to gliadin, a prolamin found in wheat.