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Allergy to milk proteins could be linked to autism. Lucarelli S et al, Panminerva Med, 37(3):137-41, 1995

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Allergy to milk proteins could be linked to autism. Lucarelli S et al, Panminerva Med, 37(3):137-41, 1995

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In this study, the authors look for signs of food allergy in 36 autistic children. Immune system reactions to three milk proteins were found to be significantly higher than in 20 healthy children. There was a significant improvement in the behaviour of autistic children after 8 weeks on a cow's milk free diet.

Lucarelli et al., ‘Food allergy and infantile autism.’, Panminerva Med, vol 37(3):137-41, 1995

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