Evidence of the Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet in Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{MarBauset2014EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of the Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet in Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Salvador Mar{\'i}-Bauset and Itziar Zazpe and Amelia Mar{\'i}-Sanchis and Agust{\'i}n Ll{\'o}pis-Gonz{\'a}lez and Mar{\'i}a Morales-Su{\'a}rez-Varela},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={1718 - 1727}
}
In autism spectrum disorders, many parents resort to alternative treatments and these are generally perceived as risk free. Among these, the most commonly used is the gluten-free, casein-free diet. The objective of this work was to conduct a systematic review of studies published from 1970 to date related to the gluten-free, casein-free diet in autism spectrum disorder patients. Few studies can be regarded as providing sound scientific evidence since they were blinded randomized controlled… Expand
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