Navigation Links
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns
Date:2/9/2013

SATURDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are five times more likely than other kids to have feeding issues, such as being especially picky eaters or having ritualistic behaviors or extreme tantrums during meals, new research finds.

These problems can lead to deficiencies in calcium, protein and other nutrients, according to the study, which was published online this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Healthy eating promotes a child's growth and development, and mealtimes provide important opportunities for children to socialize, the researchers noted. Chronic feeding troubles increase a child's risk for problems such as malnutrition, poor growth, social difficulties and poor school performance.

The researchers added that there is growing evidence that feeding problems and dietary patterns among children with autism may put them at increased risk for long-term health problems such as poor bone growth, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

"The results of this study have broad implications for children with autism," study author William Sharp, an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, said in a university news release.

"It not only highlights the importance of assessing mealtime concerns as part of routine health care screenings, but also suggests the need for greater focus on diet and nutrition in the autism community," added Sharp, who also is a behavioral pediatric psychologist in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta.

Sharp said that despite the risk of long-term medical issues, feeding problems often are overlooked in relation to other areas of concern in the autism population.

"Our findings have immediate and important implications for the work of practitioners serving children and families with autism, who in the absence of such information may struggle to address parents' concerns, or, worse, may fill the void with alternative treatments that may be ill-conceived or even harmful to children and families," Sharp explained.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about autism.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Emory University, news release, Feb. 4, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Ueno Periodontics Now Offers Innovative Laser Gum Surgery to Treat Gum Disease
2. Dr. William Gielincki Jr. Dentist at Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry Introduces Solutions for Patients with Sleep Apnea
3. Dr. Wilkerson Begins Teaching Early Orthodontic Course in Austin, TX
4. Dr. Tal Morr - a Preferred Prosthodontics in Miami Area
5. Alan Bagden Orthodontics Launches New, State-of-the-Art Website
6. Penn-led research suggests a new strategy to prevent or halt periodontal disease
7. McKinney Orthodontics Educates on New Evidence that Crooked Teeth are Genetic
8. IADR/AADR published study estimates high prevalence of periodontis in US adults
9. Overlooked ugly cholesterol causes heart disease
10. Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
11. Studies of Alzheimers Caregivers May Overlook Non-Spouses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns
(Date:2/9/2016)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of the newly designed, innovative shoulder ... comfort and better cold therapy coverage for the injured arm and shoulder to ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... i2i Systems, an early innovator and developer of ... in the latest KLAS report, Population Health Management 2015: How Far Can Your Vendor ... population health management (PHM). The latest KLAS Report, leveraging over 200 user interviews, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology ... site houses a wealth of federal resources that businesses can leverage to further ... transfer (T2). As a network of over 300 federal laboratories, the FLC’s mission ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... famous for gift giving with flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affection meant to remind ... than 5.6 million Americans suffering with Alzheimer’s, those store bought gifts - no matter ... they’ve led and the people they’ve touched. , That’s why Give To ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Tingley ... into Canada to provide its range of unique and advantaged protective solutions ... City that will provide bilingual customer service and marketing support. A new distribution ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , February 9, 2016 ... a biotechnology company focused on developing products for Regenerative ... will be a featured presenting company at Source Capital ... place on February 10-11, 2016 in New ... given on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 9, 2016 Hearing ... amount of sound energy transmitted to the inner ear. ... and hearing bands. These devices are recommended for users ... eight hours. Earplugs refer to HPD that are inserted ... attenuation earplugs are designed to provide more natural sound ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... HOUSTON , Feb. 9, 2016 The ... announced that AcceleDent ® is the recipient of ... technology category. An FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that ... 50 percent and relieves pain often associated with treatment, ... who participated in the annual Orthotown survey ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: