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Effect of gluten and casein free diets on food choice and nutrition in autism. Cornish E, Hum Nutr Diet, 15(4):261-9, 2002.

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Effect of gluten and casein free diets on food choice and nutrition in autism. Cornish E, Hum Nutr Diet, 15(4):261-9, 2002.

Details

This study looked at whether autistic children following diets free of gluten and casein (cereal and milk proteins) were at risk from nutrient deficiency. Food diaries were used to assess the diets and food choices of 8 autistic children following a gluten/casein free diet and 29 autistic children not following such a diet. Some differences were noted in food choices and a greater proportion of children on the diet had lower intakes of zinc and calcium, but the authors found that there was no significant difference in the nutrient intakes of the two groups.

E Cornish, ‘Gluten and casein free diets in autism: a study of the effects on food choice and nutrition’, J Hum Nutr Diet, vol 15(4):261-9, 2002.

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