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Panel finds no digestion problem specific to autism

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Associated Press

CHICAGO – An advisory panel says there is no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared with other children or that special diets work, contrary to claims by celebrities and vaccine opponents…

“There are a lot of barriers to medical care to children with autism,’’ said the report’s lead author, Dr. Timothy Buie of Harvard Medical School. “They can be destructive and unruly in the office, or they can’t sit still. The nature of their condition often prevents them from getting standard medical care…”

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