Toward a Pill to Enable Celiac Patients to Eat Foods Containing Gluten, American Chemical Society Reveals

Published: Dec 20, 2012

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 approach, which involves an enzyme that breaks down the gluten that causes celiac symptoms, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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