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Investigation of the Induction of Malignancy in Celiac Disease by Dietary Gluten

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Dr. Ciclitira investigated how celiac disease, a type of food allergy from gluten in wheat, rye, and grain products, is associated with increased risk for developing malignant melanoma of the intestine. He sought to correlate differences in the genetic material, DNA, and proteins in celiac disease patients with the altered immunity, food allergies, and increased cancer risk in these patients.

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