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This Revolutionary New Pill FINALLY Lets Gluten-Free Folks Eat Pizza And Beer

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Those suffering from celiac disease know how it feels to miss out on gluten-heavy foods like bread, pizzas, or even beer. CBC News reports that a new pill will allow those with a gluten-free diet to enjoy gluten.

Hoon Sunwoo, an associate professor of pharmaceutical studies at the University of Alberta, has developed a pill that may change the way someone with celiac disease can experience foods.

Sunwoo has been working on the pill for nearly a decade. Essentially, it uses egg yolk antibodies to cover up gluten and lets it pass through the body without causes any damage or discomfort. One simply has to take the pill five minutes before eating or drinking. The pill should give them one to two hours of gluten protection.

The pill, however, is defintely not a cure for celiac disease. In fact, a gluten-free diet is still strictly enforced. The pill is only a temporary aid to help gluten-free people enjoy foods that would usually make them sick.

Safety clinical trials began two months ago and efficacy clinical trials are expected to start next year.

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A Pretty, Tongue-In-Cheek Look at How Hipster Diets Work

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Do you know what gluten is? Three months ago, Jimmy Kimmel showed the world that most people in Los Angeles — self-proclaimed capital of the world for self-proclaimed sufferers of celiac disease — don’t. Rather, they’ve eschewed everything from pasta to cupcakes from their lives simply because, for some odd reason, it’s become trendy to do so.

This isn’t news. But every once in a while, ridiculous hipster food diets like these are still good for a laugh. Over at The Bold Italic, designer Michelle Rial drew up a small collection of infographics illustrating “Dietary Restrictions, In Chart Form.” Gluten-free, for example, when drawn up as a slice of toast, breaks down into white part being people who just think it’s “healthier,” the crust being people who get diarrhea, the butter being people “on a cleanse,” the shiny part of the butter being people listening to Gwyneth Paltrow, and the leftover crumbs being people who actually have celiac’s disease.

Check out the rest of the lovely, hand drawn charts below, which Rial was also kind enough to warn were manufactured “on shared equipment in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk products.”

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H/T Bold Italic