Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Antioxidant Therapy Holds Promise for Autism

A new pilot study suggests a specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital studied 31 children with the disorder.
The antioxidant, called N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, effectively reduced irritability in children with autism and moderated repetitive behaviors. The researchers emphasized that the findings must be confirmed in a larger trial before NAC can be recommended for children with autism.

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