Enzyme may treat gluten toxicity, study says

01/31/2008 | Reuters

Dutch researchers found that a type of enzyme -- prolyl endoprotease from Aspergillus niger -- has facilitated the digestion of gluten in a system that mimics the human gastrointestinal tract. The inclusion of the enzyme in foods with gluten could eliminate gluten toxicity and allow patients with gluten intolerance flexibility with their strictly gluten-free diet.

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