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National Post - Discovery Offers Hope For Celiac Sufferers

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Not sure what to think of this:



Canwest News Service Published: Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A researcher at the University of Alberta has found a cost-effective way to produce antibodies against gluten, potentially opening up a whole new world for people with celiac disease. Celiacs cannot tolerate gluten -- a protein found in wheat, barley and rye -- and currently there is no cure. Hoon Sunwoo, a research associate in the faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, has produced antibodies in chicken eggs that will allow celiacs to eat bread and other foods containing gluten. It will head to human clinical trials this fall, provided it passes animal safety studies. Gluten helps bread and other baked goods bind and prevents crumbling, and is used in many processed and packaged foods. It is estimated that one in 133 Canadians is affected by celiac disease.

~Kim~ Gluten-Free since July 2008

9 inguinal hernia surgeries in 3 years (2004-2007)

Symptoms Pre-Dx: constant abdominal cramps, acid reflux, nausea, vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic constipation, fatigue, hyperhidrosis, migraines

July 7/08 - tTG 1 (+>4) - Diagnosed with IBS, given Rx, sent home to "relax"

Gastro refused biopsy as I had "already been though enough"

Enterolab Results (Aug 2008) - Fecal Antigliadin IgA 11 (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular Analysis, Allele 1 0202

HLA-DQB1 Molecular Analysis, Allele 2 0301

Sept/09 - New GP gave Celiac Dx based on response to diet and family history

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I don't get how this makes any sense whatsoever.

It says "celiacs can't tolerate gluten", but we all know we have an auto-immune reaction, not an intolerance.

Antibodies???? Umm we make plenty on our own & they are the basis of the blood test.

Maybe there's something real here & the reporter just did an incredibly poor job??

>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Well, I'm allergic to eggs... but it sounds very interesting.

Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Well, I'm allergic to eggs...

Me too!

It just sounds more like glutenease or something already out there. Just to serve as a precaution against contamination, not so much to actually make it edible for us.

That was a very poorly written article.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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