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Research Points to Link With Baby Teeth and Autism

It may be possible to analyse the chemical content of baby teeth to diagnose autism at an earlier stage. Zinc and copper levels found in baby teeth could predict which infant may develop the developmental disorder.

Key takeaways:

– Researchers found differing levels of zinc and copper in children with autism compared to infants without autism.

– A diagnostic test could be possible in the future.

– The recent study predicts the risk of autism with 90% accuracy.

“According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.”

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