Article: Researchers Find Autism, Stomach Problems Linked

“Many children with autism spectrum disorder also have stomach ailments, which in turn cause anxiety and sensory problems, a University of Missouri researcher has found.

In a first-of-its-kind study, Micah Mazurek, assistant professor of health psychology, discovered that nearly a fourth of the 2,973 autistic children and teens she studied also suffered from constipation, bloating, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues. And children with GI problems were more likely to be anxious and have heighted reactions to lights and sounds.”

You can read the full article on the Columbia Daily Tribune site.

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