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Learning to Live With Celiac Disease

You may not know you have it, but celiac disease can rob the body of nutrients it needs to thrive.

A Gluten-Friendly Future

But diet may not be the only way to deal with celiac disease in the future, Peter Green says.

In the future, there may be drugs available to help people with celiac disease better digest gluten. "There is a considerable amount of research on drugs that may serve to help people, and while they may not replace a gluten-free diet, they may allow people to tolerate small amounts of gluten."

There is also some work going on involving genetic engineering of food to get rid of toxic components of wheat, he says.

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Reviewed on October 01, 2008

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