Autism linked to steroid hormones

Boys who develop autism are exposed to higher levels of steroid hormones in the womb than those who donít develop the condition, according to a study that further dispels the role of vaccines.

Prenatal levels of substances such as testosterone, progesterone and cortisol were greater, on average, in boys who were later diagnosed with autism, scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen reported.

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30th July 2014
Independent Online