Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has an unclear cause but is associated with various genetic, neurologic, metabolic, and immunologic factors. Although there is no definitive treatment, there has been increasing use of dietary interventions and nutritional support in these patients. For example, many children with ASD take nutritional supplements and follow specific diets such as a gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diet.
Pharmaceutical and behavioral therapies are often used, but their success is limited. This can be due to the high variability of autism as well as adverse reactions to medications.
According to a review published seven days ago in Brain Development, researchers demonstrated the clinical efficacy and safety of dietary supplements in children with autism.Read More