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Posted on August 23, 2013 by Christine Crosby in autism, grandchildren, grandparents, Natural News

Autism May Be Linked to Gastrointestinal Abnormalities: Low Gut Flora

(Editor’s note  Every grandparent lives in fear that their grandchild will be diagnosed with Autism. No one seems to know the cause or the cure and the numbers of children diagnosed with ASD are growing at alarming rates. Now comes some news from a new study just reported by Natural News.)

(NaturalNews) Parents and caregivers of autistic children have been saying it for decades, and now the scientific community is finally catching up with reality: gastrointestinal abnormalities are a common marker associated with the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And a new study recently published online in the journal, PLoS One, has specifically identified imbalanced and deficient gut flora as a major symptom, and potentially even a primary cause, of autism in many of the children diagnosed with the condition.

Researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe came to this conclusion after evaluating several groups of children between the ages of 3 and 16. One of the groups was composed of 20 healthy children, while the other was composed of 20 autistic children. Fecal samples were taken from all the children and analyzed for probiotic, or healthy bacteria, content using a testing process known as pyrosequencing, which uses a special form of synthesis to analyze DNA.

Learn more: https://www.naturalnews.com/041751_autism_gut_bacteria_vaccines.html#ixzz2cpPFHSB7

Christine Crosby

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Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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