Rodrigo 2018: Efficacy of a Gluten-Free Diet in the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: A Pilot Study

Rodrigo2018Nutrients.  May 7;10(5). pii: E573.

Rodrigo says that Tourette Syndrome (GTS) and gluten sensitivity may be associated.  23 children and 6 adults were put on a gluten-free diet and followed for a year.    They found a “marked reduction” in tics, in both intensity and frequency of obsessive/compulsive (OCD) symptoms, and improved quality of life in general for both the children and the adults.

In their conclusions, the authors write that they have shown that following a gluten-free diet “opens up a new line of therapy for patients with GTS.”  They report it as useful for reducing the frequency and intensity of motor tics, vocal tics, and OCD symptoms

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