Celiacs rejoice! There's now a pill that lets people with celiac disease eat gluten
While some millennials flock to the gluten-free living fad that's taken the country by storm, others with actual celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that causes an immune response to gluten, have dreamt of devouring a giant thick-crust pizza and downing it with beer since the minute of their diagnosis.
The latter group of people might be approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. University of Alberta professor of pharmacology All Hoon Sunwoo was tired of not being able to drink a beer with his friend who has celiac disease. Therefore, he spent 10 years developing a pill that his friend could take before drinking the beer that would prevent him from feeling sick. Casual.
The pill enables people with celiac disease to eat gluten because it contains antibodies found in egg yolk that coat the gluten as it passes through the body. Therefore, people's sensitive gluten receptors won't be stimulated when they eat gluten after taking the pill. The pill must be taken five minutes before eating and reportedly works for up to two hours.
The pill reportedly passed its first phase of clinical trials two months ago and will begin its next phase next year. The pill could be available to anyone in just two to three years!
Scarf down some pizza and grab a beer pong partner because you now have two hours to consume all the gluten you could possibly want! The world is your oyster...or sandwich. Enjoy!
Watch this video to learn more facts about celiac disease:
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