Geek out: Autism fatty acid, mercury exposure and gut bacteria links

For all you geeks out there, or those just interested in medical research related to autism, here's some articles to get your brain matter going:

1) Articles linking autism with low maternal fatty acid intake:

Research suggests link between low fatty acid intake in pregnancy and increased incidence of autism.
 
a) http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808232_1

b) http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/06/26/aje.kws433.full

c) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23813699

d) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/243969598_Maternal_Dietary_Fat_Intake_in_Association_With_Autism_Spectrum_Disorders

2) There's research indicating a link between high maternal exposure to mercury and autism:

http://www.safeminds.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/FirstBabyhaircuts.pdf

3) Improving gut bacteria may be key to treating autism:
Cure for autism may include improving gut bacteria.  Study on mice gives hope:
https://www.bcm.edu/news/neuroscience/species-gut-bacteria-autism-related-behavior

Disclaimer: this blog is for entertainment purposes only.  For medical advice always seek the advise of qualified medical professionals.

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