Research Proposes Obvious Link Between Autism & Diabetes

“It will be very easy for clinicians to test my hypothesis,” said Stern, professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice. “They could do this by putting autistic children on low-carbohydrate diets that minimize insulin secretion and see if their symptoms improve.”

Stern said he first realized there could be a common link between Type 2 diabetes and autism a few years ago, but he assumed someone else had already thought of the idea.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/ru-rpc101911.php

Kind of gives me hope that perhaps my crazy notions about circulation and mental illness could be just one of those things that people have assumed someone else had already thought of, haha.

Stern said. “I didn’t do anything with this notion for a few years because it seemed so obvious that I figured everyone already knew this hypothesis, or had tested it and found it was not true.”

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~ by funnyinthehead on October 19, 2011.

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