2 Recent Articles

1. “Gastrointestinal symptoms more common in children with autism

“A new study indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and diarrhea than peers, and complain twice as much about abdominal pain compared to peers.”

via ASHA leader

2. “Autism and GI Disorders

“For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently found that children with autism are more than 3.5 times more likely to suffer chronic diarrhea or constipation than are their normally developing peers. Other researchers have found a strong link between GI symptoms and autism severity in children. Some experts have even proposed that toxins produced by abnormal gut bacteria may trigger or worsen autism in some children.”

via Autism Speaks


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