Bacteria Levels in Gut Tied to Autism in Kids? Arizona State University Study

Published: Jul 08, 2013

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A link may exist between autism and bacteria in a child's digestive tract, a small new study suggests. Researchers analyzed gut bacteria in fecal samples from 20 children with autism and 20 children without the disorder. The children with autism had significantly fewer types of gut bacteria, which potentially could make them more vulnerable to harmful bacteria.

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