Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlated With Autism Risk

Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlated With Autism

Report on 1 June in the Journal Nature Communications has found proof in baby teeth that the variation of intake of toxins and essential materials in the second and third trimester and postnatally can be connected to autism disorders.

The researchers were from the Mount Sinai’s The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment and The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory.

For every element, there were different windows for the valuable development and that means that the diets and different regulations of the toxic elements from the environment are contributing to autism.

Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlated With Autism

Some of the factors that can increase risk were found out, however, also periods of the development were found where the abnormal regulation of elements can have the biggest risk to cause autism.

In the US, 1 in 68 children has autism, by the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s assumed that genetics and the environmental factors contribute to the risk, but it’s not known for sure.

The factors from the environment and the periods when they do the most problems aren’t understood well, but the genetic part has been studied a lot.

More research is needed to find out if the differences in the quantities of the elements are caused by factors in the environment or because of the genetic factors that determine how a person breaks in, takes and processes nutrients.

Source: Waxra

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