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Gluten-Free...for Medical Reasons


Gluten-free is quickly becoming the diet of choice among celebrities, but some gave up gluten long before the buzz. They didn’t do it to set a trend; instead, their dietary change was for medical reasons—to treat celiac disease or avoid an allergic reaction.

  •  “True Blood” star Deborah Ann Woll noted that she has celiac disease in an interview with ContactMusic.com.
  • Scott Michael Foster, of ABC Family’s “Greek,” told People he is allergic to gluten and has cut wheat and flour out of his diet.
  • Dean McDermott, best known for the reality show “Tori and Dean,” which documents his marriage to Tori Spelling, tweeted in December 2009 that he has celiac disease.
  • Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson adopted a gluten-free diet after being diagnosed with celiac disease, according to NBC Chicago.

Thanks to Jennifer Harris, of Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner, for tipping us off to these gluten-free celebs. Visit Harris’ page for her full list of celebrities who are reportedly gluten-free.


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