dv-ous: FTA: A new study published in the open access journal PLoS...What's an "open access journal?"
T.rex: Well... there is SOME reason for autism... But according to many farkers, to suggest a cause is heresay.
A Terrible Human: Have they been looking at the brains of these autistic kids? My mom has most of her corpus callosum missing and her neurologist told her she's lucky it didn't leave her autistic or profoundly retarded,not that she doesn't have issues though.
JohnAnnArbor: A certain set of people have decided that gluten is the root of all evil.These things go in cycles.
Fart_Machine: Um, there are some autistic people who are very sensitive to gluten but that wasn't what caused their condition.
Ryker's Peninsula: A big reason for the rise of autism diagnosis recently is that you can buy one.You tell someone your child is retarded/mentally disabled, everyone feels pity.If you can say your child is autistic, you get a much more positive and encouraging response.
dywed88: Don't care. More demand for gluton free will help the people with a legitimate need for it.
12349876: dywed88: Don't care. More demand for gluton free will help the people with a legitimate need for it.That's already been done. Tons of gluten free stuff in mainline grocery stores. Tons of products that never had gluten in them now have big fancy GLUTEN FREE labels on them.
brantgoose: Guidos of Italy
Enigmamf: The truth: Wheat doesn't cause autism - Wil Wheaton does.
Juansmith: T.rex: Well... there is SOME reason for autism... But according to many farkers, to suggest a cause is heresay.I believe the word you're looking for is heresy. Hearsay would be me testifying in court that I heard you say that. But if you insist, I will quote the heretics who authored this study:The data from this study should be interpreted with caution. Most importantly, the observed increased IgG antibody response to gliadin does not necessarily indicate sensitivity to gluten or any pathogenic role for antibodies to gliadin in the context of autism. In addition, the results do not rule out the possibility of moderately increased prevalence of celiac disease among children with autism, especially as duodenal biopsy, the gold standard for definitive diagnosis of celiac disease, was not performed.[emphasis mine]In short, the authors of this study seem to have a healthy regard for the scientific process, call for further study, and explicitly state the limitations of their study.The author of the linked article did none of these things.
aerojockey: This is why the rates of autism have skyrocketed. People never used to eat wheat before.
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