Friday, January 09, 2009

Research Shows Distinction In Saliva Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Italian researchers have noted a distinction in the saliva of some children with autism.

The study included saliva samples from 27 children with autism and 23 children without.

Two-thirds of the children with autism had abnormal proteins in their saliva.

It's unclear whether that could be caused by autism, or may be used as a marker to help test for the condition in some cases.

Much more research needs to be done before it's used in a clinical setting