Friday, February 4, 2011

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Linked to Autism

[Comment:  And mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked to heavy metal toxicity. In fact, people with MS who do a heavy metal detox often go into complete remission. Are we still saying autism isn't toxicity related?]
Mitochondrial Dysfunction Linked to Autism

"Mitochondrial dysfunction (MD) is more common in children with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than the general population, a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of relevant research confirms.
Mitochondrial dysfunction "may play a significant role in contributing to the symptoms of autism and is generally underrecognized in these children," Daniel A. Rossignol, MD, of the International Child Development Resource Center, Melbourne, Florida, told Medscape Medical News. "

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