Author Identifier

Catherine Panossian

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7800-8112

Philippa Lyons-Wall

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0001-1055

Johnny Lo

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1913-5354

Therese O’Sullivan

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1003-854X

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher

Springer

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

32162

Funders

Edith Cowan University - Open Access Support Scheme

Comments

Panossian, C., Lyons-Wall, P., Whitehouse, A., Oddy, W. H., Lo, J., Scott, J., & O’Sullivan, T. A. (2020). Young adults with high autistic-like traits displayed lower food variety and diet quality in childhood. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-12.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04567-4

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.

DOI

10.1007/s10803-020-04567-4

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