Sunday, May 8, 2016

Estrogen Protects Women from Developing Autism

Since today is Mother's Day, I thought I would write about why it is that almost four times more males than females have autism. That is, why are fewer mothers autistic?

The answer, it seems, is the abundance of estrogen. This has an effect on the abundance of serotonin, which has been implicated in autism.

In other words, autism is less common in women because women are, well, women. 

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