10 Jun Food Allergies More Common in Children With ASD
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Wei Bao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Previous studies indicated a possible link between immunologic dysfunction and autism. The current study, based on nationally representative large-scale surveys, showed that food allergy, respiratory allergy, and skin allergy, all relevant to immunological dysfunction, were associated with autism spectrum disorder among US children.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Common allergic conditions, in particular food allergy, are more likely present in children with autism spectrum disorder than children without autism spectrum disorder.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Further investigation is warranted to elucidate the causal relation and underlying mechanisms for the observed association between allergic conditions and autism spectrum disorder.
Xu G, Snetselaar LG, Jing J, Liu B, Strathearn L, Bao W. Association of Food Allergy and Other Allergic Conditions With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(2):e180279. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0279
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