Supplements, Special Diets May Lead To Problems In Kids With Autism

Health Day (6/6, Dallas) reported that “well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a” study published June 4 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “suggests that often these efforts lead to problems.” The 368-child study revealed that such “regimens leave children still deficient in some nutrients, such as calcium,” yet can also cause youngsters “to take in excessive amounts of other nutrients, such as vitamin A, the researchers said.”

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— “Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism,” Mary Elizabeth Dallas, Health Day, June 5, 2015.

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