Dietary Strategies in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Tas, Ayten (2018) Dietary Strategies in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Progress in Nutrition, 20 (4). ISSN 1129-8723

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Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have been reported to suffer from condi-tions (i.e. gastrointestinal distress, abnormal sensory processing, etc.) that may interfere with their nourishment. To compensate for possible deficiencies stemming from food selectivity and idiosyncratic eating habits and to alleviate some of the symptoms of ASD, a number of dietary strategies have been implemented by caregivers. Such strate-gies may include supplementation of diets with probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Exclusion of certain nutrients from the diet (such as gluten, casein, carbohydrates, etc.) has also been resorted to. There are a vast number of studies conducted on dietary interventions in children with ASD, however, the results of these studies are confusing and inconclusive. This paper aims to critically review scientific studies on dietary strate-gies as applied to children with ASD and deduce practical implications from existing researches.

Keywords:ASD, children, dietary strategies, supplementation
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B400 Nutrition
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:35209
Deposited On:02 May 2019 09:28

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