Higher antibodies to gluten proteins in children with autism

June 21, 2013 1:46 AM

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Higher antibodies to gluten proteins in children with autism

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they found elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat in children with autism, but no connection to celiac disease.

The study, published in the journal PLoS One, found an association between the elevated antibodies and the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms in the affected children, but there was no connection between the elevated antibodies and celiac disease -- an autoimmune disorder known to be triggered by...

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