Factors associated with Autism

“Advanced parental age is a well-replicated risk factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” [2020] Prefered both under 30. “Advanced paternal or maternal age over 30 years was monotonically associated with increased ASD risk” [2020] ” ASD risk was higher among grandchildren of younger (≤19 years) grandparents” “Possible transmission of ASD risk across generations should be considered in etiological research on ASD.” ” Risk factors for bothContinue reading “Factors associated with Autism”

Benfotiamine exploration

Benfotiamine is a dietary supplement that is a derivative of thiamine (AKA vitamin B1). From my CFS research, it may have benefits for autism. Thiamine and benfotiamine protect neuroblastoma cells against paraquat and β-amyloid toxicity by a coenzyme-independent mechanism. [2019] High levels of Alzheimer beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) in children with severely autistic behavior and aggression. [2006] Benfotiamine prevents increased β-amyloid production inContinue reading “Benfotiamine exploration”

Autism and Probiotics

This is a three part post, first review of actual published studies, second review of probiotic suggested by published studies on microbiome shifts with autism, third review of probiotics created from a composite off all autism-tag microbiome on my site. “Probiotics have been thought to alleviate the progression of autism and reduce cognitive and behavioural deficits.” [2020 Study]Continue reading “Autism and Probiotics”

A&A do not mix

Acetaminophen and Autism do not mix. Since 2008, there should have been warning not to give children Acetaminophen after a vaccination:  Ibuprofen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was not associated with autistic disorder. This preliminary study found that acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was associated with autistic disorder. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder: the results of a parent survey.Continue reading “A&A do not mix”

Serotonin Production

 Levels of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) synthesis in typically developing children are approximately twice those of adults; after the age of 5 years, levels decrease to those of adults. In contrast, levels of serotonin synthesis of children with ASD increase between ages 2 and 15 to 1.5-times adult values. The dopamine transporter is increased in the orbitofrontalContinue reading “Serotonin Production”

A series of post on the microbiome of a girl with autism

A reader granted me permission to look at 12 microbiome reports on her daughter over two years. The source of the data is the same lab that I use, Thryve Inside. There are the blog posts below, followed by videos of me going over the same material. Technical Study on Autism Microbiome – comparing citizen scienceContinue reading “A series of post on the microbiome of a girl with autism”