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How can proper nutrition benefit Autism
Based on research many individuals with autism have food aversions, intolerance, and sensitivities. Many also have behavioral issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. For good reason, parents and other caregivers worry about providing their children with healthy diets.
A published meta-analysis of scientific studies confirms insights into the most common nutritional deficiencies associated with autism( Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)
Here in Georgia, Researchers at Marcus Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine reviewed and analyzed peer-reviewed research relating to eating problems and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They concluded that children with ASD are five times more likely to have mealtime challenges such as extreme food selectivity, tantrums and ritualistic eating behaviors.
Chronic eating problems also increase a child’s risk for cognitive difficulties and poor academic achievement. This may also increase risk for diet-related diseases in adolescence and adulthood.
Many parents report that their children’s autism symptoms and related medical issues improve when they made relevant changes to their children food intake.
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