Special Diets (scientific review)
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
The text discusses the practice of altering a participant's food intake to influence behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It mentions examples like gluten-free, casein-free, sugar-free diets, and the removal of certain food components believed to affect behavior. The text highlights that two small, well-designed studies found no evidence of benefit from the gluten-free, casein-free (GfCf) diet, emphasizing the need for further research in this area. Additionally, it mentions the potential risk of inadequate nutrition when removing gluten and casein, emphasizing the importance of dietary counseling. The text also notes the lack of scientific studies on other dietary interventions and recommends conducting rigorous research on dietary approaches while cautioning professionals to present diets as unproven treatments for autism spectrum disorders and advising families to carefully evaluate their effects and side-effects.
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Association for Science in Autism Treatment
9/28/2023 7:23 PM EDT