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Canadian Researchers Develop Pill That Will Let You Eat Gluten Again

Say goodbye to that gluten-free crap.
Canadian Researchers Develop Pill That Will Let You Eat Gluten Again

Celiac and gluten-intolerant people, get excited, because the University of Alberta may have just created a solution to all your problems. You know, like all of those times that your friends would go to Tim Hortons for a bagel or a donut, and you're just there sipping on a water. Yeah, those are coming to an end!

Two professors at U of A have developed a natural supplement that supposedly absorbs gliadin - the component of gluten that people with celiac have trouble digesting. And the oddest part? It's made from the yolk of chicken eggs. I mean, I knew chickens were useful but this is a whole new level.

The supplement is meant to bind with gluten in the stomach and help neutralize it, defending against damage to the small intestine. The pill has been proven safe, but now it has to prove that it can be effective too.

As someone who can't eat gluten myself, I'm cautiously optimistic that this means soon I'll once again be able to eat bread that doesn't crumble upon touch. The researchers hope that the pill will be available in Canada within the next three years, so fingers crossed it works out!


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