Diet Can Impact Microbiota Composition in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Year Published: 2018


Front Neurosci


Berding K, Donovan SM


The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of diet on gut microbiome in autistic children. Dietary surveys were administered in 26 autistic children and 32 non-autistic children. Fecal samples were collected to look at microbiome changes.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Higher intakes of nuts and seeds, legumes, and vegetables was associated with lower abundance of enterobacteriaceae, lactococcus, and other bacteria. More studies are needed to measure these effects on modifying autism symptoms in children.