The Thyroid-Autism Connection: The Role of Endocrine Disruptors

“A growing body of research indicates that autism and hypothyroidism are connected. Yet routine blood tests frequently miss this connection. Because children with autism are stressed emotionally and physiologically and are in an inflammatory state, they are likely to have low cellular thyroid hormone levels (that is, an underactive thyroid). However, because their blood tests may be normal, their low cellular TH level frequently are overlooked.”

 

 – Raphael Kellman, MD, published in Autism Science Digest

 

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