Autism and Nutrition Factors

By AltMed1-Peggy  


The lead article in the latest open-access issue of IMCJ Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal takes a look at the role of nutrition in the causes of and management of autism. The prevalence of autism is now double that of Down syndrome, the authors report, with at least 40 cases in every 10,000 children.


If you are interested in autism or concerned about autism and autism spectrum disorders, you may wish to read this open access article and the companion news article. Both are listed and linked below.


If you do read the articles, please share your thoughts here. Do you agree with the researchers’ conclusions? Is there a factor you think they have overlooked? What do you think might account for the increasing number of autism cases?


And if you do not read the articles, what deterred you from doing so? 


Nutritional Factors in Autism: An Overview of Nutritional Factors in the Etiology and Management of Autism, Balasubramanian Santhanam, MD; Barry Kendler, PhD, FACN. Integrative Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 1, Feb/Mar 2012, pp. 46-49.


Autism 360: The Development of an Online Database with Patient-entered Data, Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD, Integrative Medicine, vol. 11, No. 1, Feb/Mar 2012. p. 18


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