Posts Tagged ‘autism’

Zonulin & Gut Permeability

A recent study showed patients with autism had higher gut permeability, or “leaky gut syndrome” (36.7%) compared to patients without autism, or normal subjects (4.8%). The study concludes that measuring a patient’s gut permeability can identify patients who would benefit when put on a gluten-free diet. This may be due to an increase in zonulin…

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Complementary/Alternative Medicine and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are extraordinarily complex and are comprised of core areas of impairment including social interaction deficits, language difficulties, repetitive behaviors, which present early in development1.  In addition to the core areas there can be auxiliary symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to cognitive impairment, and sensory dysfunction.  These symptoms present in different combinations…

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Pioglitazone Use in Autism

Autism and autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in every 68 children in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There has been an estimated 6 percent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in recent years. Difficulties in social skills and communications are chcharacteristics of these disorders. Autism is…

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