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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Cutting out bread cures celiac disease

Published in JAMA. 1964;188(1):42-44.

Gluten-Free Diet for Nontropical Sprue
Julian M. Ruffin, MD; Stanley M. Kurtz, MD; James L. Borland, Jr, MD; Callum R. W. Bain, MD; Waguih M. Roufail, MD

This paper can be accessed at:

In World War II in Holland it was observed that when bread was scarce or unobtainable, children having celiac disease improved clinically—their diarrhea ceased and they began to gain weight.

After the war, when bread became available these same children relapsed. It was shown that the material responsible was the gliadin fraction of gluten.

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