Is dietary supplementation appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder?

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead parents to suspect that their children might not be getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. This sometimes leads parents of children with ASD to try nutritional supplements and dietary regimens such as gluten-free and casein-free diets without professional supervision. In the largest study of its kind researchers report that these well-intentioned efforts can result in both insufficient nutrients and excessive nutrients. —> Read More