Widely used antioxidant supplement curtails some autism symptoms

by drsjbecker on June 28, 2012

A widely used antioxidant supplement can reduce some of the symptoms of autism in children, a pilot study has found. The supplement — N-acetylcysteine, or NAC — lowered irritability in the children and reduced repetitive behaviors, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine reported in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The team cautioned, however, that only 31 children were enrolled and that larger studies are needed to confirm the potential benefit.    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-antioxidant-autism-20120530,0,4493270.story

The Los Angeles Times (CA) – By Thomas H. Maugh II – (Wednesday, May 30, 2012) –

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