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Probiotics and Autism

The results of this study will provide important insights into the relationship between probiotics and ASD and will serve as a reference for clinical treatment of children with ASD.

The article discusses the potential benefits of probiotics and prebiotics on mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and autism. The study reviewed literature from various databases and found evidence that suggests that probiotics and prebiotics may improve mental function through various mechanisms. 

The fermentation of Chinese herbal medicine and probiotics can be further studied and may become a new type of treatment for ASD in the future.

These results suggest potentially positive effects of probiotics on core autism symptoms in a subset of ASD children independent of the specific intermediation of the probiotic effect on GI symptoms.

The results of the initial studies suggest changes in ASD symptoms, gastro-intestinal symptoms and GM composition after the interventions.

Autism and Gut–Brain Axis: Role of Probiotics

 Advances in Neurobiology, 2020

Studies done to evaluate the gluten-free diets, casein-free diets, pre- and probiotic and multivitamin supplementation have shown promising results. Probiotics have been thought to alleviate the progression of autism and reduce cognitive and behavioural deficits.

A randomized controlled trial into the effects of probiotics on electroencephalography in preschoolers with autism

Autism, 2023

The findings support the importance of further investigations on probiotics’ benefits in autism spectrum disorder to better elucidate mechanistic links between probiotics supplementation and changes in brain activity.

Interoception and Autism
The Interoceptive Mind, 2021

People with ASC may process the local features of interoceptive states but fail to integrate them together, so their global significance can be ascertained.

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