Hi - two weeks into wheat free. I came across an article by Dr. Davis, read "Wheat Belly", and started following the recommendations quite strictly. Severly reduced corn, soy, rice and processed sugar. I have lost 15 lbs without thinking about it - I eat as much as I want, every day. A couple of times I have absolutely feasted with friends, while adhering to the guidelines in the book. The weight just keeps falling off, and I have better energy on a day-to-day basis than I have ever known. The side effect of eliminating wheat and reducing the grains in a major way is all processed food goes out the window with it, an entirely positive step.
Read the book, make your own conclusions - this guy has put his theories to the test thousands of times and recorded the results. "Studies" funded by industry will come to conclusions that will enhance sales - I would sooner read one person's direct observation than the spin of a whole industry.
In my own personal experience, after a lifetime of excessive wheat consumption, life is just better without it.