From Consumer Health Digest.
A review of special diets and dietary supplements advocated for children with autistic spectrum disorders has found insufficient evidence to recommend their use. The reviewers considered randomized controlled trials that tested the use of the gluten/casein-free diet, other dietary approaches, omega-3 fatty acids, digestive enzymes, methyl B12, levocarnitine, and camel’s milk. [Sathe N and others. Nutritional and dietary interventions for autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Pediatrics 139(6): 2017] The published review was derived from a systematic review, “Medical Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—an Update,” which will eventually be published on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Web site.