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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2021, 9(1), 28-34
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Enzyme Therapy for Patients with Celiac Disease - An Update

Hugh J. Cornell1, Teodor Stelmasiak2, and Aaron Lerner3

1RMIT University, School at Applied Science, Melbourne, Australia

2Glutagen Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

3Chaim Sheba Medical Center, The Zabludowicz Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Pub. Date: January 21, 2021

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Hugh J. Cornell, Teodor Stelmasiak and Aaron Lerner. Enzyme Therapy for Patients with Celiac Disease - An Update. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2021; 9(1):28-34. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-9-1-1


Enzyme therapy as a management tool for patients with celiac disease (CD) or gluten intolerance is gaining acceptance around the world. Gluten has multiple side effects and limitations of a gluten-free diet (GFD) in management of CD are evident and mainly related to the presence of hidden gluten or cross-contamination of meals in restaurants. The present paper discusses enzyme therapy with caricain, namely Gluteguard, in light of various approaches searching for a treatment or an effective management of CD. Regular users of the supplement Gluteguard report a high level of satisfaction with the product. This indicates that enzyme therapy based on caricain has its place as a safeguard when the gluten-free meals are prepared outside the control of the patients.

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