Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut, UVA Research Reveals

July 19, 2018 by

lukens in labThe risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during pregnancy, new research from CIC member, John Lukens suggests. The work raises the possibility that preventing forms of autism could be as simple as an expectant mom modifying her diet or taking custom probiotics.

 

 

Check out the UVA Today article by clicking here.
Check out the “Journal of Immunology” Cutting Edge abstract by clicking here.