Most Helpful Guy
men do do it.
the rise in gluten allergies comes from a rise in hybrid agriculture. so basically cross breeding different types of wheasts and grains to produce higher yields has changed the basic structure of those products and many are allergic to it
the other reason is that gluten is not easily digested so it can cause weight gain. so since women diet and work on weight control more than men that's a big reason why more women do the gluten free thing
so two reasons for the rise in gluten free dieting
Most Helpful Girl
Some do it because they think it will help them lose weight. Others do it because they medically HAVE to. It's not just gluten intolerance either, people like me have Celiac Disease.
This is why people who eat gluten free just for some "fad" diet annoy me, because then everyone takes those like me less seriously. Of course people can eat how they want, but restaurants start offering gluten free alternatives for people who just WANT to eat gluten free and it's rarely safe for someone like me to eat due to cross-contaimation and other issues.
A lot of women AND men have actual reasons why they have to eat gluten-free. I *could* eat gluten, but I would be sick in the bathroom within 30 minutes of that happening so I'd rather avoid it.