Are therapeutic diets an emerging additional choice in autism spectrum disorder management?

  title={Are therapeutic diets an emerging additional choice in autism spectrum disorder management?},
  author={Maria Gogou and George Kolios},
  journal={World Journal of Pediatrics},
BackgroundA nutritional background has been recognized in the pathophysiology of autism and a series of nutritional interventions have been considered as complementary therapeutic options. [] Key MethodData sourceA systematic review was conducted by two reviewers independently. Prospective clinical and preclinical studies were considered.ResultTherapeutic diets that have been used in children with autism include ketogenic and gluten/casein-free diet. We were able to identify 8 studies conducted in animal…

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