Scientific Research and Studies

RESEARCH ON THE CAUSES OF AUTISM 

Research on prenatal health 

The role of oxidative stress, inflammation and acetaminophen exposure from birth to early childhood in the induction of autism

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0300060517693423

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy and neurodevelopment: attention function and autism spectrum symptoms

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27353198

Elevated Maternal C-Reactive Protein and Autism in a National Birth Cohort

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633612/

Month of Conception and Learning Disabilities: A Record-Linkage Study of 801,592 Children

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27651381

Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

http://www.princeton.edu/~sswang/zerbo_croen13_maternal-infection-ASD_JADD.pdf

A sexually dichotomous, autistic-like phenotype is induced by Group B Streptococcus maternofetal immune activation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27220806

Extremely Preterm Born Children at Very High Risk for Developing Autism Spectrum Disorder

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26546379

Association of Maternal Diabetes With Autism in Offspring

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2247143

Association of Perinatal Risk Factors with Autism Spectrum Disorder

https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0036-1597624

Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders According to Period of Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2616362


Role of environmental toxins in autism

Prenatal exposure to common environmental factors affects brain lipids and increases risk of developing autism spectrum disorders

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/expectantmoms-chemicals.pdf

Air toxics and the risk of autism spectrum disorder: the results of a population based case-control study in southwestern Pennsylvania.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26444407

Environmental toxicants and autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review

http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v4/n2/full/tp20144a.html

L’exposition aux contaminants environnementaux et les troubles du spectre de l’autisme

http://www.rnetsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Contaminants-et-autisme.pdf

Autism spectrum disorder: interaction of air pollution with the MET receptor tyrosine kinase gene.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24240654

Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides: The CHARGE Study

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/122/10/ehp.1307044.alt.pdf

Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks. The TENDR Consensus Statement

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/124/7/EHP358.alt.pdf

Neurodevelopmental effects in children associated with exposure to organophosphate pesticides: a systematic review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24121005

Burden of disease and costs of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the European Union: an updated analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27003928

Polychlorinated Biphenyl and Organochlorine Pesticide Concentrations in Maternal Mid-Pregnancy Serum Samples: Association with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/advpub/2016/8/EHP277.acco.pdf

Neurobehavioural eff ects of developmental toxicity

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laneur/PIIS1474-4422(13)70278-3.pdf

Pandemic of idiopathic multimorbidity

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Can-Fam-Phys-Multimorbidity-Commentary.pdf


Research on genetics

Genetic Heritability and Shared Environmental Factors Among Twin Pairs With Autism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4440679/

A Twin Study of Heritable and Shared Environmental Contributions to Autism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4104233/

Advances in Research (list of studies on genetics)

https://www.autism.com/advocacy_research_1#Genetics


Research on immunology and inflammation

Evidence linking oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and inflammation in the brain of individuals with autism.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4001006/

Is a Subtype of Autism an Allergy of the Brain?

http://www.clinicaltherapeutics.com/article/S0149-2918(13)00182-3/pdf

 


Physical health problems related to autism

Medical Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders

http://autismcanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Medical-Comorbidities-Report_July2014.pdf

Comorbidités relatives aux troubles du spectre de l’autisme

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Comorbidities-Report_FR_2014.pdf

Advances in Research  (includes other interesting research on multiple topics)

https://www.autism.com/advocacy_research_1

Advances in Research – Part 2 (includes other interesting research on multiple topics)

https://www.autism.com/tools_research_refs_pt2

Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-analysis

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/5/872

Study: Vitamin B12 levels low in brains affected by autism or schizophrenia

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-vitamin-b12-levels-low-brains-affected-autism-or-schizophrenia

Elevated levels of tissue plasminogen activator and E-selectin in male children with autism spectrum disorder

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27194368

Shorter sleep duration is associated with social impairment and comorbidities in ASD  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28301091


Biomedical treatments

Résumé des traitements diététiques, nutritionnels et médicaux contre l’autisme – basé sur plus de 150 études publiées

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SummaryofTreatmentsforAutism-FR-2013.pdf

Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical Treatments for Autism – based on over 150 published research studies.

http://ariconference.com/enews/treatment.pdf

Autism and Dietary Therapy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

http://www.marthaherbert.org/library/AutismDietGFCFKetogenic-JChildNeurol-2013-HerbertBuckley-975-82.pdf

Randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorder

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcpp.12652/abstract;jsessionid=23CC13D4E1B5C2927C12B49C8E42EAA2.f01t03?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+17th+December+2016+at+09%3A00+GMT%2F+04%3A00+EST%2F+17%3A00+SGT+for+4hrs+due+to+essential+maintenance.Apologies+for+the+inconvenience

Unexpected improvement in core autism spectrum disorder symptoms after long-term treatment with probiotics

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27621806

Microbiota Transfer Therapy alters gut ecosystem and improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms: an open-label study

http://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-016-0225-7

Is autism reversible?

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Acta-Paed-Is-Autism-Reversible.pdf

Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism

http://autisme-montreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/J-Child-Neurology-Autism-Celiac.pdf

 

 


Nutrition and special diets

Markers of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity in Children with Autism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3688832/

Autism and Dietary Therapy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

http://www.marthaherbert.org/library/AutismDietGFCFKetogenic-JChildNeurol-2013-HerbertBuckley-975-82.pdf

Celiac disease presenting as autism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19564647


Prevalence

Estimated Prevalence of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Following Questionnaire Changes in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr087.pdf

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