Navigation Links
Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids
Date:5/19/2010

Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

WEDNESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study appears to scuttle the idea that specific changes in diet can help improve the symptoms of children with autism.

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York found that eliminating two things from children's diets -- gluten, which is found in wheat, and casein, found in milk products -- didn't affect how they behaved or slept, nor did it change their digestive habits.

The study authors noted that their research is more rigorous than previous ones.

"It would have been wonderful for children with autism and their families" if the non-gluten and non-casein diet worked, lead investigator Dr. Susan Hyman, an associate professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester, stated in a university news release. "But this small study didn't show significant benefits."

Hyman did caution that "the study didn't include children with significant gastrointestinal disease. It's possible those children and other specific groups might see a benefit."

The investigators enrolled 22 children aged 2.5 to 5.5 years, and 14 completed the 18-week intervention in which their families eliminated wheat, rye, barley and milk proteins from their diets.

After at least four weeks, the researchers "challenged" the children with food products that included gluten, casein, both or a placebo.

The study authors found that the children's attention, activity, sleep and bowel patterns didn't change after they consumed the products in the food challenge.

"This is really just the tip of the iceberg. There are many possible effects of diet including over- and under-nutrition on behavior in children with [autism] that need to be scientifically investigated so families can make informed decisions about the therapies they choose for their children," Hyman said.

The findings are scheduled to be presented Saturday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia.

More information

The Autism Society has more about dietary interventions.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: University of Rochester Medical Center, news release, May 19, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eliminating Cold Calling with CRM-Based Marketing Automation: ApexTwo to Present at National CRM Conference - SugarCon 2010
2. The Infrex Plus is Revolutionizing Pain Control by Stopping Pain & Eliminating Drugs for Chronic Pain Patients Who Suffered For Years
3. Eliminating junk foods at schools may help prevent childhood obesity
4. Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
5. Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children
6. Thanks to a New Stem Cell Therapy, a 9-year Old Autistic Boy Talks to his Father for the First Time
7. Children with autistic traits remain undiagnosed
8. Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
9. High Rates of Birth Defects Found in Autistic Children
10. Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... has struggled to quit smoking, a man who has struggled with hair loss – Craig ... problems – and he did. Now Nabat, a serial entrepreneur featured as the October 2015 ... the world and better people's lives. His own experience with nicotine addiction led to the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Tingley ... into Canada to provide its range of unique and advantaged protective solutions ... City that will provide bilingual customer service and marketing support. A new distribution ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local insurance agency Dennis Fuller ... area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year old little girl named ... Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing life’s journey without her ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Remember the old saying ... , According to Perry A~, author of “Calcium Bentonite Clay” the health benefits of ... in balancing and detoxifying the body. , A former motivational speaker, Perry A~ has ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Discover the ... visit over 1,400 booths and 700 companies. Attendees also get to see the ... Colorado Garden & Home Show , at the Colorado Convention Center - 700 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb.8, 2016 Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests - ... Medical Devices sector report , "Alzheimer Diagnostic ... an overview of Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests currently in ... on the pipeline products with comparative analysis of ... report reviews major players involved in the pipeline ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016 CBG Technologies, a ... Series Solvent Recycling Systems, specifically designed for precision ... with new and existing vapor degreasers, parts washers ... solvent through continuous recycling and recovers 100% of ... --> Precision parts manufacturers benefit ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... February 8, 2016 --> ... research report "Ablation Technologies Market by Product (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, ... Management, Cosmetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynecology) - Global Forecasts to ... market over the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. ... 2020, at CAGR of 10.5% from 2015 to 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: