Lecture: Autism and Nutrition (Αυτισμός και Διατροφή) – Chania 4th August

The ASPERGER  Association of Chania, with co-organization of the Regional Unit of Chania, is organizing a lecture on common eating disorders in autistic spectrum disorders, also  proposing solutions. Research data on specific diets in the Autism spectrum will also be presented.

WHEN: 4th August 11.30 – 13.304 AUgust Asperger and Nutrition
WHERE: Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou, Chania

Speaker: Maria Tilt , MSc Clinical Nutritionist at Handens Vardcentral Center Stockholm, Sweden

Contact phone: 6947736067 (Ioanna Malandraki)



Excerpt from a scientific article  (May 2019)about gut-brain connection in autism:

“We know the brain and gut share many of the same neurons and now for the first time we’ve confirmed that they also share autism-related gene mutations,” Hill-Yardin said.

“Up to 90% of people with autism suffer from gut issues, which can have a significant impact on daily life for them and their families.

“Our findings suggest these gastrointestinal problems may stem from the same mutations in genes that are responsible for brain and behavioural issues in autism.

“It’s a whole new way of thinking about it – for clinicians, families and researchers – and it broadens our horizons in the search for treatments to improve the quality of life for people with autism.”

The autism gene and the gut-brain link

The study reveals a gene mutation that affects neuron communication in the brain, and was the first identified as a cause of autism, also causes dysfunction in the gut.

The research brings together new results from pre-clinical animal studies with previously unpublished clinical work from a landmark 2003 study led by Swedish researchers and a French geneticist.


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