Category Archives: Autism

Autism linked with high fructose corn syrup consumption

In a new study, Clinical Epigenetics discuss how the rise in autism in the United States may be linked to the increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet. The average American consumes over 60 pounds of HFCS per year- mostly in the form of sodas and processed food. HFCS has been shown […]

Mom’s obesity associated with child’s autism

I have been asked about this study a lot during the last few days.  I’m a little late to report this very interesting study published in Pediatrics, potentially linking mom’s obesity during pregnancy with their child’s risk of developing autism. The study suggests that obese moms are 67% more likely to have a child with […]

Environmental Triggers and Autism

I meant to write about a recent finding linking proximity to freeways with autism nearly a month ago. But then Sophie started night waking again and resisting naps, which left me tired and strapped for time. She is sleeping peacefully at the moment, so, with a cup of green tea by my side, I’m excited […]