Detailed examination of infants’ teeth has shed new light on the roots and diagnosis of autism.
– Scientific research has shown that how infants metabolise two mineral nutrients (zinc and copper) might predict autism.
– Lower levels of copper and zinc in baby teeth have been linked to autism.
– Both autism and ADHD might in the future be revealed in the “growth rings” in baby teeth.
Researchers also plan to use baby teeth to investigate brain metabolism cycles, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.
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