19 Jun Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with Autism
A recently published study from the University of California at Davis Health System shows that autistic children have eight times more gastrointestinal problems than other children. To reach this conclusion researchers studied almost 1000 young children. The stomach problems, which include constipation, diarrhea and sensitivity to food might be responsible for behavior issues in autistic children. The researchers concluded that more should be done to understand the causes of the stomach problems so that the children can be appropriately treated. Furthermore, the researchers believed that such treatment might improve behavior problems. Metabolic Solutions offers the hydrogen breath tests for fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance that might be beneficial in understanding the stomach problems found in autistic kids.
Ref: News release November 6, 2013 University of California at Davis Health System