Well, here's some research that puts the autism "blame" on the father: Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age--Genome study may explain links between paternal age and conditions such as autism
Has this article been discussed here? I didn't turn anything up with a search.
I got a little bit of deja vu, back to the poor mother again, but it seems like the number of health issues caused by chronic inflammation is piling up.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has suggested a link between gut dysbiosis in the mother (and says it can begin with the grandmother). I'm sure that's been aired here before.
It comes to much the the same thing I suppose. Well, except this is, if it understand it right, emphasizing in utero damage of the developing fetus via the inflammatory response in the mother. Whereas Dr. Campbell-McBride emphasizes trying to correct the gut flora in the child -- with which she claims some success.
The article says:
This is the question, isn't it? The article is strongly in favor of "the hygiene hypothesis".YET when you consider that, as a whole, diseases of immune dysregulation have increased in the past 60 years — and that these disorders are linked to autism — the question seems a little moot. The better question is: Why are we so prone to inflammatory disorders? What has happened to the modern immune system?
Is it "cleanliness" as such or a case of antibiotic overuse? I doubt (ordinary) soap and water is doing much harm.
Then I suppose there are a host of other things like inflammatory diets (not mentioned), endocrine disrupters in the water supply, lack of sleep, light pollution while we sleep, low vitamin D status, on account people have been panicked about going out in the sun, and doubtless much else.