A new revolutionary study led by Dr. Betty Diamond, head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disorders at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Long Island, New York, proves the connection between antibodies in mothers' blood and their children's autism.
Produced as response to autoimmune diseases, antibodies in mothers' blood stream react with protein in fetuses' brains while in gestation, causing autism in born children.
The study encompassed over two thousand participants and included tests for a large variety of autoimmune diseases.
What has previously been the subject of guesses and speculations, now is officially proven by science. In light of the study, and given statistics on autoimmune diseases that are one of leading causes of death in women nation wide with 75% of women affected by disorders, the alarming rise of autism statistics is a no-brainer, but now science can finally put a stamp on autism directly linking it to pre-natal brain damage as one of its causes.
Autism continues to be the puzzle, medical science is pumping gas to produce results for various theories and - hopefully - find a cure or at least a type of treatment that makes the condition manageable. But with the new study explaining one set of reasons behind autism, more questions emerge - how can autism be prevented, is there help for already born children whose mothers have an autoimmune disease, in general asking 'what's next?'
Courtesy Science Daily.