A New Oral Therapeutic for Celiac Patients?

ImageCeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that manifests a wide range of symptoms in response to gluten consumption in affected individuals. Although the disease can cause autoimmune responses in many organs, the main damage occurs in the small intestine via the body’s immune cells attacking normal human tissues[i].

The current treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet, which includes elimination of wheat, barley and rye. However, a recent scientific breakthrough may allow celiac patients to consume these products without suffering autoimmune issues.  Continue reading