Autism Linked to Diet

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By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com

The idea that diet may have a role in autism is not new, but pinpointing the effect of food choices has been challenging. A new study indicates the typical American diet may fuel autism because it is associated with mineral deficiencies, use of high fructose corn syrup, and an inability of the body to eliminate toxins.

The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that 1 in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has sparked a furor of concern and investigations into the prevention and causes of this developmental disorder. One angle involves the role of diet, and according to Commander (ret.) Renee Dufault of the US Public Health Service and former FDA toxicologist, that angle may include macroepigenetics.

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