What the Tooth Fairy knows about autism
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A new study uses baby teeth, which are formed in pregnancy and emerge at about 6 months to a year, to understand the dynamics of metals in people with autism. Not just the levels, but the cycles of zinc and copper, which goes up and down normally with regular biological processes. This could be the start to many more studies which use baby teeth to understand prenatal and early neonatal exposures in people with autism. Also, the largest study published so far on food allergies confirmed a higher than normal presence of food, respiratory and skin allergies in people with autism. Are allergies part of autism? Probably not, but there seem to be a subgroup of people with immune issues that warrant specific treatments for those allergies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29854952 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2683952