Diet doesn't affect autism, confirms Aussie study

Queensland researchers say there's no evidence diet causes autism which challenges the popular belief that the gut microbiome causes the condition

Children with autism spectrum disorder may be picky eaters, but a Queensland study has found there is no evidence that diet affects their traits.

The study has challenged a growing belief that the gut microbiome causes autism, said the researchers from Mater Research and The University of Queensland.

Instead, their research published in Cell found it was the other way around, saying restricted diets through "fussy eating" affected the gut microbiome.

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