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Thursday, April 11, 2002

Asperger's/Autism and Nutrition

Two people called me today asking my opinion about nutrition and Asperger's/Autism.  Put simply, I see no connection.  I know that Rimland in San Diego has been talking about Vitamin B6, but I can't see the scientific support for this assertion...this doesn't mean that I wouldn't consider giving Vitamin B6 to an autistic child, but I've yet to see empirical support for doing so.  For now, the genetic/brain issue seems to overpower any arguments about nutritional deficiencies actually causing autism.  I'll ponder this subject in greater detail some other time.

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