The Unexpected Connection Between Estrogen and Autism

Does this argument hold water? Once this study was broadened to include more androgens and their effects on the developing fetus. It would appear there might be some connection. Keep in mind there are four different forms of estrogen:

Estriol, Estradiol, Estrone, and Estetrol

And each of these has a different effect on brain development of the fetus. The first three do have some connection to autism, especially estradiol. But does it cause it? The jury is still out on this one, because there’s still more interplay with other factors beyond these Estrogens.

I hope this helps grow our understanding of autism, and the multiple factors that can contribute to it. Perhaps there is some unknown connection between estrogens, Mercury which is a neurotoxin, and some other environmental factors or chemicals.

About akutil86

Diagnosed with Aspergers at 34, this blog chronicles some of the life events I've gone through, and how I hope to help others on the Autism Spectrum. Posts that are personal opinions will be moving to another Wordpress site by the end of the year; for those looking for help with autism, I hope you will continue to visit and spread the word about the articles that most of the time are links to something I read. Please let me know what challenges you are facing, and I will do my best to address them. Thanks for reading my blog!
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