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Is There A Link Between Maternal Estrogen and Autism Risk?

Is There A Link Between Maternal Estrogen and Autism Risk?

Trinity College professor - and mother of a son with autism - is asking that question.

Molly Helt, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the Hartford school, has embarked on an exploratory study, investigating how in utero environmental exposures may or may not affect autism risk after the child is born.

It is unclear whether the number of kids with autism is increasing or if experts are diagnosing the developmental disorder more these days.  “I think the jury is still out," says Helt, the Principal Investigator,...

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