Therapeutic dietary approach to children with autistic spectrum disorder

Abordaje dietético terapéutico de niños con trastorno del espectro autista




Probiotics, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Autism Spectrum Disorder


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neuropsychiatric disease, characterized by deficits in social communication, presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. This review aims to address the different nutrients that can be included in the diet of patients with ASD in order to reduce the different signs and symptoms present in this disorder. Different bibliographic sources were reviewed, such as PubMed, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, Embase, and SciELO, using the keywords "Probiotics", "Vitamin B", Vitamin C", "Gluten", “Omega-3" and “Autism Spectrum Disorder”. It was found that probiotics and gluten improve gastrointestinal symptoms and, in addition, like vitamins B6, B9, B12 and C, as well as omega 3, help improve neurobehavioral symptoms, language and social behavior of children with ASD.


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