This is pretty big news for me and my fellow sufferers!

This is pretty big news for me and my fellow sufferers!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-10/hookworm-larvae-injected-into-coeliacs-gluten-intolerance/6926286

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  1. WOW! An interesting experiment. Let's hope it produces.

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  2. It should. It has been in limited trials for 3 or more years now. Interestingly that article has a different explanation for the mechanism to any I have seen previously (all previous explanations that I saw talked about providing an alternate target for the IgE antibodies).
    That 1 in 70 figure looks weird, it comes from the Coeliac Australia website and seems to come from a statement that 30% of the population caries one of the two gene's associated with Coeliac disease and 1 in 30 of them will get the disease. This they calculate to be 330,000 (math looks ok) but then they go on to say 80% currently remain undiagnosed. This smells of someone trying to fudge over a humongous difference between the calculated rate and the reported rate.
    Anyone have additional info about this?

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  3. I don't know whether to say EWWWW or Cool!

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