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Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Now, researchers suggest that the gastrointestinal issues in these individuals with autism may be related to an increased reaction to stress. The researchers hope the finding could lead to better treatments.