Children with autism are more prone to nutritional deficits

02/5/2013 | Examiner.com

The odds of having nutritional deficiencies and feeding problems were five times higher among children with autism spectrum disorder than those without the condition, a study showed. Researchers reported in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders that children with autism had substantially lower calcium and protein intake, and were at greater risk for long-term health problems.

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