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Researchers in Italy have tested autistic individuals for intestinal permeability ( IPT ) and compared them with their non-autistic relatives plus a control group. A high percentage of abnormal IPT values were found with autistic patients and their relatives compared with the control group.  This evidence suggests that there could be a hereditary factor affecting gut permeability in 'autistic families'.

 Interestingly, those following a gluten and casein-free diet had significantly lower IPT values compared with those on an unrestricted diet.  

Measuring IPT could be a useful indicator to help identify those autistic individuals who may respond well to a gluten and casein-free diet. 

Posted: 9th February 2011

Source: Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Oct 2010 51 (4) p 418-424 

Link:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20683204  

 

 
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