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Worms may hold the answer to coeliac disease

Australian researchers have found an unlikely ally in hookworms in the treatment of coeliac disease.

The ground-breaking research, conducted by James Cook University (JCU) and The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, found that coeliac participants experimentally infected with hookworm larvae experienced increased gluten tolerance and reduced symptoms.

The worms reduced the inflammatory response in coeliac sufferers, which may also have implications in the treatment of other inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and asthma.

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