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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Autism Enigma

Last night in Australia a well respected current affairs program, Four Corners, ran the Canadian documentary 'The Autism Enigma", which speculates autism, regressive autism more specifically, is potentially caused by gut bacteria generating neurotoxins. You can still catch it here for the next 13 days.

Clearly, this is a controversial proposition, least of all as the claims seem based more on anecdotal evidence than any thorough research. An excellent response to the program can be read by Prof. Andrew Whitehouse,

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