The Lackawanna County Commission for Women sponsors ‘The Gluten Story’ seminar


The Lackawanna County Commission for Women recently sponsored a health seminar entitled ‘The Gluten Story,’ held at La Bona Vita in Dunmore. The seminar addressed the prevalence of gluten intolerance in the general population and the Dietary restrictions mandatory for managing this disorder. Emphasis was also placed on the need to not follow a gluten-free regimen if intolerance is not a problem. Gluten-free products are often higher in fat and calories and should not be used for weight reduction and/or maintenance. From left, first row, Chris Barbarevich M.D., gastroenterologist; Mary Klem, M.S.,R.D., C.S.O., L.D.N.; Commissioner Laureen Cummings and Dipti Pancholy, M.D., F.A.C.P. Second row, Laurie Cadden, Jemille A. Zaydon, Donna Barbetti, Bernadette Lepri and Marilyn Vitali Flynn.

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