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Hepatitis C, Gluten, Casein and the Folly of Agriculture
Gluten and Casein as Factors responsible for the Characteristic Diseases of Chronic Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C, Gluten, Casein and the Folly of Agriculture Ron Hoggan, 1997
Gluten and Casein as Factors responsible for the Characteristic Diseases of Chronic Hepatitis C
It so happens that the auto-immune symptoms associated with celiac and gluten sensitivity diseases, including liver and gall-bladder disease, and which usually resolve slowly on a strict gluten and dairy-free diet, are essentially identical to the various syndromes seen in chronic Hep C, especially during or after interferon-alpha treatment.

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