International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Flax Seeds Supplementation on Children with Autism

Lavanya Sunassy | Supriya.V | Gopalan.T.R


Abstract: BACKGROUND: Autism is described through delay as well as deviance within multiple sections of progress, such as impaired social interaction and communication. As there is a surge in the incidence of autism in India and lack of information is available on the role of diets, the OBJECTIVE is to assess effectiveness of a diet free from casein and gluten and also supplementation of a snack with omega-3-fatty acids on autistic children. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study design was employed with purposive random sampling. Group 1-gluten-free, casein-free diet along with supplementation of omega 3 in the form of a snack with flax seeds and group 2-control group. A DSM-IV adapted questionnaire was applied to assess the level of autistic features, before and after the intervention. RESULTS: A significant difference (p


Keywords: Omega- 3, flaxseeds, autism, casein- free, gluten- free


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,


Pages: 2332 - 2335


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