Autism and Diet: Is There a Connection?

William L Wilson, MD


Autism spectrum disorder is a relatively common developmental brain disorder that typically presents in children under the age of two. Autism is characterized by a broad range of functional brain deficiencies centered in the area of emotional intelligence. There is little doubt that autism has been increasing in all countries, but the question arises why is this so and what can be done about it? Because little is known about the cause of autism, efforts to answer these important questions cause anguish for both medical communities and patients and their families who live with this challenging disorder every day.

[N A J Med Sci. 2013;6(3):158-162.   DOI:  10.7156/najms.2013.0603158]


autism spectrum disorder, autism, affective spectrum disorder, dietary therapy, carbohydrates, brain

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