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zinc deficiency & toxic metals

Japanese researchers who have been analysing hair samples of nearly 2,000 children with ASD have found a strong association with zinc deficiency. Interestingly, high levels of toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury have also been found in the samples.

It is thought that the accumulation of toxic metals along with nutrient deficiencies such as zinc, could influence the pathogenesis of some diseases, including autism.


These findings support the view point that when it comes to autism

" nature loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger "


Source: Yasuda et al, 2011 ' Infantile zinc deficiency: association with ASD'  Scientific reports 1:129 p1-5

Posted: November 2011

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