February 11, 2013

A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?

By Logan Lafferty

“This is the earliest phase, and you now have to show that it actually breaks down the gluten peptides that trigger a response in the stomach at a speed that will protect the human," said Dr. Joseph Murray, a professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and the department of immunology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. "Let's see how it goes with a whole slice of bread."…But celiac disease is a common problem, with about 2 million to 3 million Americans suffering from it. "People need alternatives, and this is an example of the scientific community taking novel approaches to helping people with celiac disease," Murray said.


HealthDay by Barbara Bronson Gray

Tags: alternative medicine, celiac disease, Dr. Joseph Murray, GI, gluten peptides, HealthDay, Immunology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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