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Fatty Acids and Autism

26th February 2007 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

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Jersey scientists find a possible key to autism

Sunday, February 18, 2007
BY PEGGY O’CROWLEY
Star-Ledger Staff
A team of New Jersey scientists believes it has found ways to detect biological risk factors for autism through simple urine and blood tests, a discovery that could lead to groundbreaking medical treatment for the neurological disorder.
The team of 16 scientists, mostly drawn from the campuses of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, say their findings, the result of more than two years of study on how the body breaks down fatty acids, could be a breakthrough for what is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the nation, with no known cause or cure.
The UMDNJ researchers say they have found that children with autism are unable to metabolize key fatty acids that help the body fight inflammation that causes damage to the brain and other organs.
“It’s an exciting story that’s unfolding,” said George Lambert, coordinator of the 15-member research……..

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One Response to “Fatty Acids and Autism”

  1. Arrow Durfee Says:

    Makes me wonder why these kids don’t have omega 3′s. I’ve read that attention deficit kids sometimes respond well to omega 3′s and I have been contending for a long time that attention deficit and autism is likely the same disease, on a spectrum of seriousness of infliction.
    Could it have anything to do with measles in the gut?