Gluten is a protein found in cereals such as wheat, barley and rye.
Some people believe that gluten is an important factor in the causes and/or management of autism
They also believe that reducing or removing gluten from the diet can lead to improvements in areas such as IQ, communication and social skills.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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