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07 - 05 - 2015

Gluten worsens Berger's disease

Researchers have shown in mice that a gluten-free diet protects against Berger’s disease. This immune-linked disease causes protein deposits in the kidneys and leads to kidney failure. Researchers have shown in the mouse model of Berger’s disease that in the absence of gluten, the protein deposits disappear and the symptoms of the disease improve. A study in humans will be conducted.