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Chelation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

By James, Stephen; Stevenson, Shawn W.; Silove, Natalie; Williams, Katrina

Summary

This online article summarizes a review conducted to determine whether chelation is an effective treatment for people with autism. It concludes that there is no clinical trial evidence to suggest that chelation is effective, while reports of serious adverse effects mean that risks of chelation outweigh benefits.

This resource is available in Croatian, English, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Cochrane is a “global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health.” [Website] The network reviews evidence about health treatments.

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This online article is in English

Publication:

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
2015

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