Scientists are advancing towards a pill which would allow Celiac patients to consume foods which contain gluten. Those who suffer from Celiac disease cannot consume foods which contain rye, wheat, barley and often oats (due to contamination in factories).
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which causes painful inflammation of the digestive tract following the ingestion of gluten. Currently the only treatment is a gluten-free diet which can be socially, mentally and financially challenging for patients to endure. The pill is described as containing an enzyme which breaks down the gluten peptide responsible for the painful symptoms. So far, the enzyme known as KumaMax has effectively broken down more than 95% of the gluten peptide implicated in Celiac disease.
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