A recent study on a small group of children that appeared in the journal Microbiome, makes an interesting find. The study shows that children with Autism may benefit through the introduction of donated healthy microbes. This process of fecal transplant helps in rebalancing the gut of individuals with gastrointestinal distress.
Behavioural symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal issues are often found to occur together.
After the treatment, the team of researchers noted a positive change in the gastrointestinal symptoms and neurological symptoms.
The news article published in ScienceDaily offers deeper insight into this study.