Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Cause of Autism?

"Dr. Sean Kenniff believes there may be a link between the rise in Autism and the rise in obesity. Dr. Kenniff thinks the mercury in high fructose corn syrup may be to

Autism is quickly becoming one of the most diagnosed disorders in children, and scientists aren't any closer to figuring out what causes it.

Unlike other disorders, most who suffer from autism don't share common traits, and that may be one of the most frustrating parts about the disorder.

30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure diagnosis. Today, 1 in every 150 kids has some form of autism.

"Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, all of it is a spectrum," explained Susan Walton, a Kearney mother of an 8-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Asperger's, "you have low functioning, very high functioning, and everything in between."

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