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Young adults with high autistic-like traits displayed lower food variety and diet quality in childhood

Panossian, C, Lyons-Wall, P, Whitehouse, A, Oddy, WH ORCID: 0000-0002-6119-7017, Lo, J, Scott, J and O'Sullivan, TA 2020 , 'Young adults with high autistic-like traits displayed lower food variety and diet quality in childhood' , Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , pp. 1-12 , doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04567-4.

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Abstract

This study explored the association between autistic-like traits in young adults and dietary intake in early childhood in the Gen2 Raine Study cohort. Data were available from 811 participants at years 1, 2 and 3 for the assessment of dietary intake, and at year 20 for measurement of autistic-like traits. Results showed as autistic-like traits increased, total food variety, core food variety and dairy variety decreased (p < 0.05), with a lower consumption of citrus fruits and yoghurt (both p = 0.04). As autistic-like traits increased, diet quality decreased, this trend was significant at 2 years (p = 0.024). Our results suggest that young adults with higher autistic-like traits were more likely to have had lower food variety and diet quality in early childhood.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Panossian, C and Lyons-Wall, P and Whitehouse, A and Oddy, WH and Lo, J and Scott, J and O'Sullivan, TA
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, autistic-like traits, child, diet quality, food variety, young adult
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publ
ISSN: 0162-3257
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s10803-020-04567-4
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