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Gluten-free diet can improve behavioural symptoms of autistic children. Whiteley P et al,Autism, 3(1):45-65, 1999

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Gluten-free diet can improve behavioural symptoms of autistic children. Whiteley P et al,Autism, 3(1):45-65, 1999

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In this study, a gluten-free diet was given to 5 autistic children and 22 children with autistic spectrum disorders over a 5 month period. Monitoring included parent/teacher feedback, observation reports, psychometric tests and measurement of compounds in the urine. Results suggested that on a gluten-free diet, participants showed a significant improvement in behaviour. There was, however, no significant change in the urine compounds measured.

P Whiteley, ‘A Gluten-Free Diet as an Intervention for Autism and Associated Spectrum Disorders: Preliminary Findings.’, Autism, vol 3(1):45-65, 1999

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