There have been many speculations about the origin of autism and why it has been on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 68 children are affected by the developmental disability. However, a new study has been making strides and seeing improvement.
New research, published in the journal Microbiome, examines autism treatment options by improving the gut microbiome…
The results were deemed “compelling” and “promising” by the researchers.
Specifically, the treatment showed an 80 percent reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms previously associated with ASD, as well as significant improvements in behavioral ASD symptoms – such as sleep habits and social skills.
Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and abdominal pain all declined during the treatment, as well as 8 weeks after the treatment ended. Similarly, behavioral improvements also persisted during the 8-week follow-up period.
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