Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect?

The original randomized, controlled trials of gluten and casein-free diets may have been complicated by parental expectation bias.

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This is the 4th video in a 6-part series on the role of gluten and dairy-free diets in the treatment of autism. Here are the first three:
• Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/autism-and-casein-from-cows-milk)
• Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-A2-Milk-Carry-Less-Autism-Risk)
• Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Gluten-Free-Casein-Free-Diets-for-Autism-Put-to-the-Test)

Stay tuned for:
• Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Double-Blind-Clinical-Trial-of-Diet-for-Autism)
• Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Pros-and-Cons-of-Gluten-Free-Casein-Free-Diets-for-Autism)

For videos about gluten-free diets in general, see Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-gluten-sensitivity-real/) and How to Diagnose Gluten Intolerance (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-diagnose-gluten-intolerance/).

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