Home > The Staying Young Show 2.0 - Entertaining | Educational | Health & Wellness > #1145: MM- Processed Foods & Autism Risk
Podcast: The Staying Young Show 2.0 - Entertaining | Educational | Health & Wellness

#1145: MM- Processed Foods & Autism Risk

Category: Health
Duration: 00:01:00
Publish Date: 2019-07-16 00:00:00

Autism is on the rise and scientists may have linked it to consumption of processed foods.  This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute.  Previous research found that autistic children lack beneficial strains of bacteria in their gut microbiome.  Because of this, a lot of autistic children struggle with constipation, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  A new study out of University of Central Florida studied the link between propionic acid, a common food preservative, and autism.  In the study, too much propionic acid in the gut lining led to a buildup of glial cells, which damaged molecular pathways that inhibited neurons from sending information to the body.  Researchers also found that pregnant women who eat high amounts of processed foods put their unborn babies at risk for autism. This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit that’s

Thank you for listening to the Staying Young Medical Minute! With all the mixed messages on health, you need information that you can use and that you can trust. Listen in as the experts discuss all topics health related. It's time to STAY YOUNG and stay healthy! Each week we tackle a topic and often with leading scientists, best-selling authors, and even your favorite celebrities! As a listener of our show, your input is important to us. Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey so we can serve you better -

For more information on The Staying Young Show, please visit our website at, and subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app.

You can also reach out to our host, Judy Gaman on for book purchasing, and speaking opportunities in your area!

Total Play: 0