Nov 15, 2012, Examiner: Children of scientists and engineers linked to autism
Scientific America on November 14, 2012 published results of multiple studies linking children with autism to parents of technically minded people. One study conducted back in 1997 on 2,000 people in Great Britain found 12.5 percent of the fathers of children with autism listed their occupation as an engineer compared to 5 percent of fathers without a child with autism. Later research found scientists, computer programmers and mathematicians showed higher rates as well.
Another theory of autism proposes that high levels of the male hormone, testosterone, during pregnancy play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring. Italian researchers published in the December 2012 issue of Clinical Endocrinology a study of women with high testosterone levels during pregnancy and a history of polycystic ovary syndrome compared to healthy pregnant women. The female children of the women with high testosterone levels exhibited developmental disorders after birth.
Researchers theorize that the autism condition involves multiple genes, but other factors like high levels of testosterone or events occurring during pregnancy contribute to changes in the child’s brain that causes the autism spectrum disorder. Scientists continue to slowly unravel the mystery behind this disease.
This shows that scientists are willing to research any claim about the cause of autism EXCEPT produce the one study that advocates have requested for years.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A STUDY DONE COMPARING THE AUTISM RATES OF FULLY VACCINATED CHILDREN AND NEVER-VACCINES CHILDREN. No health official has ever called this research, yet it would certainly be proof of no link if one in every 88 never-vaccinated children also has autism.
Instead, experts can only come up with findings that put the blame squarely on the parents: high levels of testosterone, older dads, older moms, obese moms, having siblings too close together, living too close to a freeway, mothers who have a sustained fever during pregnancy, bad genes, and having tech-minded parents---all linked to autism by research.