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Yeast is a microscopic, one-celled organism belonging to the group of organisms called fungi.

There are many kinds of yeasts, some of them of great importance to humans. Yeast is necessary to make leavened bread, beer, cheese, wine, and whiskey.

However some people think that a form of yeast called candida albicans may cause autism. They also think it may worsen some behaviour and health problems in people with autism.

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