Gastrointestinal Problems In Autistic Children May Be Due To Gut Bacteria

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
January 11, 2012

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio® on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism harbor a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not.