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Toward A Pill To Enable Celiac Patients To Eat Foods Containing Gluten - Science Codex


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#1 admin

 
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:06 AM


Toward a pill to enable celiac patients to eat foods containing gluten
Science Codex
Scientists are reporting an advance toward development of a pill that could become celiac disease's counterpart to the lactase pills that people with lactose intolerance can take to eat dairy products without risking digestive upsets. They describe the ...



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Sounds similar to the "Glutenzyme" and other such products now available. Perhaps it takes it further, but IMHO it is still too much risk. The article mentioned inflammation, but failed to say anything about intestinal damage. Likening Celiac Disease to lactose intolerance seems more than a bit of downplay, to me.

I won't be trying any such pill. Not worth it. I have enough to deal with, without introducing some laboratory-engineered enzyme into my system.

I wonder what other members think.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:48 PM


I wonder what other members think.


They'll probably manufacture it with an undeclared wheat starch binder and lactose coating. :wacko:

I believe my auto immune disease is already too severe to risk furthering more brain and neurological damage by ingesting small amounts of gluten, then expecting a "pill" to handle it.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

That's one way for drug companies to FINALLY make some money off of us.
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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

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