Microbiota and Autistic Diseases

It is known that the cooperation between intestines and the brain plays a role in the pathogenesis of autism and similar diseases. This communication path is twofold. Intestinal microbiota affects brain functions through neuroendocrine, neuroimmune, autonomic systems and toxin production. In a study published by Li Q and colleagues in 2017 in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, it was shown that intestinal permeability was increased in individuals with autism and similar diseases.