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Turkish Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. noted that gluten, which is found in many ready-made foods, as well as cereals, can be toxic and allergic to some people, noting the ailments it causes in the long term.

Gluten is a protein found in cereals such as barley, rye, especially wheat, and is a nutrient that makes a lot of mention in its name due to its association with various diseases today. Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. explained what is curious about gluten, which means sticky protein:


The genetics of cereals today, and especially wheat, compared to wheat consumed in very ancient times has been much played with and contains plenty of gluten. Pesticides used in the cultivation of cereals, many additives involved in bread increase the harmful effects of gluten. Gluten, which gives nutrients elasticity, fullness, shape, consistency, makes pastries light, crispy-crispy and crispy, is also used as an additive in almost all kinds of ready-to-eat foods due to these side properties in Turkey.


Gluten, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and other autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions that can lead to leaky gut syndrome and the protein gliadin, as well as lectins, which leads to insulin resistance and diabetes, vitamin-mineral absorption, such as phytate, which reduces other harmful proteins. Grains have a high glycemic index and can have many toxic components.


The most important disease caused by gluten is celiac. Gluten has a toxic effect on the mucous cells of the small intestine, so the body’s immune system activates and fingerlike protrusions called villi, which allow the absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that exist in the small intestine, disappear.

With the disappearance of villi, nutrients, vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed; chronic diarrhea, weight loss, delayed growth and development in children occur. The prevalence of intestinal involvement determines complaints. Sometimes anemia without complaints such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, gas; osteoporosis; liver lubrication; neuropathy, dementia, such as neurological signs and symptoms can be observed. Chronic diarrhea, weight loss, foul-smelling and fatty gaita are common in patients with widespread intestinal involvement. It is a disease that has no cure, but its solution is to stay away from all kinds of grains and foods that contain gluten.


The main foods in which gluten exists are Turkish bread, pasta, doughnuts, crunchy, Pie, pizza, processed meat (sausage, salami, sausage), beer, alcoholic beverages, ready-made sauce-soup, pickles, vinegar, bulgur, semolina, couscous and muesli. In addition, some medicines, beauty and cosmetics products, lipstick, foundation, powder, lotion, makeup can contain gluten. The use of these products can lead to allergic reactions, dryness of the skin, itching, etc.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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