12 doctors weighed in:
Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Science support
there are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome.
However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features.

In brief: Science support
there are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome.
However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sponsored Fraud
Dr Wakefield & associate lost their MD license after their fraud was revealed at trial.
Selecting pts sent by attorneys, then faking their results for big bucks, fed the anti vaccine culture. Now his fraud has led to> 20 deaths/yr in the US alone mostly in infants due to lingering fears he alone created. The licensing fees alone he expected to get from a fake test he proposed was >>millions.

In brief: Sponsored Fraud
Dr Wakefield & associate lost their MD license after their fraud was revealed at trial.
Selecting pts sent by attorneys, then faking their results for big bucks, fed the anti vaccine culture. Now his fraud has led to> 20 deaths/yr in the US alone mostly in infants due to lingering fears he alone created. The licensing fees alone he expected to get from a fake test he proposed was >>millions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr Walker-Smith, the co-author of the MMR- autism study, was just cleared of any wrong- doing several weeks ago. It is not clear what is going to happen as far as Dr Wakefield. There are children who have underlying conditions that make them more susceptible to having negative responses to vaccines and unfortunately this is not usually known prior to an adverse effect.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Leaky gut is now being recognized in conventional medicine as it relates gut inflammation and negative responses to foods.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
Many people believe that autism results from something bad getting into the body, and a "leaky gut" might let that happen.
Treatments designed to improve bowel integrity have not altered the disease, but that may because the damage is already done. Personally, I am skeptical; but, definitive research still is needed. At most it might be *a* cause; it's not *the* cause.

In brief: Unknown
Many people believe that autism results from something bad getting into the body, and a "leaky gut" might let that happen.
Treatments designed to improve bowel integrity have not altered the disease, but that may because the damage is already done. Personally, I am skeptical; but, definitive research still is needed. At most it might be *a* cause; it's not *the* cause.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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