Dietary patterns and anthropometric measures of Indian children with autism spectrum disorder

Seema Siddiqi and Asna Urooj and D'Souza, M. J. (2019) Dietary patterns and anthropometric measures of Indian children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49 (4). pp. 1586-1598. ISSN 1573-3432

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Abstract

Research literature on dietary patterns & eating habits of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India is limited. To explore this, a pilot study (nþinspace=þinspace53) which included 45 boys and 8 girls (age group of 213 years) was conducted. Three day food records, Food Frequency Questionnaire and Children Eating Behavior Inventory were used to assess the dietary intakes and mealtime behavior problems respectively. Findings revealed lower intake of fruits and vegetables which reflected on their micronutrient status which was significantly (pþinspace¤Ã¾inspace0.05) in lower amounts predominantly B-Complex, Calcium and Iron. The study has suggested a strong need for future implementation of nutritional intervention programs at the earliest to expand food variety among children with ASD of this region.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 25 May 2019 06:00
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 09:45
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/544

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