No Dietary Cure for Autism

A study to be presented tomorrow at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia shows that gluten- and casein-free diets do not ameliorate the symptoms of autism.

This probably will not convince celebrity autism-conspiracy theorists like Elisabeth Hasselbeck or Jenny McCarthy, but it does prove them wrong once again, says Dr. Ross. Autism spectrum disorders are terribly tragic, and it is always devastating for the parents of ASD children to learn that they cannot take certain measures to help. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that dietary restrictions of any kind help to treat or prevent autism.