CHICAGO – An expert panel says there's no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared to other children, or that special diets work, contrary to claims by celebrities and vaccine naysayers.
For now, the report states, available information doesn't support special diets for autism.
Diets have been promoted by actress Jenny McCarthy, whose best-seller "Louder Than Words" detailed her search for treatments for her autistic son.
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Answer by missanc at 4:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
I think that what we call autism is many different things. Could diet help some children who've been diagnosed? Yes. Is diet a cure for all or most. I don't think so.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 4:14 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
I agree with poster above. if it works for YOUR child, continue doing whatever you're doing. Maybe it works for Jenny's child.
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