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A few interesting studies...

This and last week have been bumper weeks for interesting studies related to autism and ADHD. First, the Lancet published the results of a controlled trial on the use of a few-foods rotation diet on the symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The link to the abstract for the study by Pelsser and colleagues is shown below: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)62227-1/abstract A break down of the study and the main findings can be viewed here: http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/ In short, a very well conducted and controlled study that showed that diet can affect some cases of ADHD. As to how and why it works is more of a mystery. Second, a review study has been published looking at the connection between gastrointestinal disorders and autism spectrum conditons. The link to the abstract for the article by Chen and colleagues is shown below: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21297509 The results: the studies so far have a number of methodological issues...
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