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Study finds no significant improvement in autistic children’s clinical symptoms whilst on a gluten-free and casein-free diet. Elder J et al, J Autism Dev Disord, 36(3):413-20, 2006

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Study finds no significant improvement in autistic children’s clinical symptoms whilst on a gluten-free and casein-free diet. Elder J et al, J Autism Dev Disord, 36(3):413-20, 2006

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This study looked at the effectiveness of a diet free of gluten and casein (cereal and milk proteins) in treating autism. In a well-designed trial, 15 children aged 2-16 years with autism spectrum disorder were monitored over a 12 week period. Clinical data showed no significant change in autistic symptoms whilst on the diet, though parents did report improvement.

JH Elder et al, ‘The gluten-free, casein-free diet in autism: results of a preliminary double blind clinical trial.’, J Autism Dev Disord, vol 36(3):413-20, 2006

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