PhD Research Caroline Theije the Utrecht University shows a conclusive link between bowel problems and abnormalities in the brains. For example, they discovered that autistic behavior has the normal function of intestines disturbed. Conversely, the immune system in the gut associates with changes in the brains and behavior. A diet with special nutrients can prevent intestinal problems and abnormal behavior. Caroline Theije PhD on June 25.
Children with autism have relatively frequent bowel problems. Whether there is actually an existing relationship between the gut and the brains in autism, researchers were not agree. “We believe that the interaction between the gut and the brains also important to people, but it still needs a lot of follow-up research to prove it,” stresses co-supervisor Dr. Aletta Krane Field.