WebMD is reporting some interesting news about a forthcoming mice based research study.
The news? Blocking an inflammatory protein called interleukin-15 (IL-15) may treat symptoms of celiac disease and prevent the development of celiac disease in certain at-risk people.
The study finds that IL-15 may be a major player in driving the inflammatory response in celiac disease. Therefore if you block it, you can tolerate gluten.
Even better, medications that block IL-15 are already being developed for other inflammatory diseases.
As usual, more research needs to be done.