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J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Feb;39(2):212-22. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0606-2. Epub 2008 Jul 4.

Does nutritional intake differ between children with autism spectrum disorders and children with typical development?

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University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.


Consumption of macro- and micronutrients and food group servings by children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs; n = 46) and typical development (n = 31) were compared using 3-day diet records. Children with ASDs consumed significantly more vitamin B6 and E and non-dairy protein servings, less calcium, and fewer dairy servings (p < .05). The significantly lower dairy serving intake persisted after controlling for child age and sex and parental dietary restrictions, and excluding children on the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet. Large proportions of children in both groups did not meet national recommendations for daily intake of fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin E, and vitamin D.

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