A gluten-free diet as an intervention for autism and associated spectrum disorders : preliminary findings

  title={A gluten-free diet as an intervention for autism and associated spectrum disorders : preliminary findings},
  author={P. L. Whiteley and Jacqui Rodgers and Dawn Savery and Paul E G Shattock},
The opioid-excess hypothesis of autism suggests that autism is the consequence of the incomplete breakdown and excessive absorption of peptides with opioid activity (derived from foods which contain gluten and casein), causing disruption to biochemical and neuroregulatory processes. Biochemical evidence has indicated the presence of increased levels of peptides in the urine of people with autism, and previous behavioural studies have demonstrated a connection between the long term exclusion of… CONTINUE READING
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