CONGRESSMAN'S OFFICE CORRECTS DR. JOHNSON
DAY TWENTY OF THE AUTISM OMNIBUS PROCEEDING

MIGHTY MIGHTY MITOCHONDRIA AND THE ROOTS OF AUTISM

Mitochondria By MARY WEBSTER

By now, you have no doubt read the news this week that the government conceded the case of a child with autism filed in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  David Kirby and Kent Heckenlively have adeptly covered the events for Age of Autism.

What you may not have read, however, is the compelling scientific evidence linking mitochondrial dysfunction and autism.  One such piece of evidence comes to us from a country whose history is, ironically, rich with tales of famous discoverers.  In keeping with the adventurous spirit of their countrymen who dared to brave the seas centuries ago, researchers in Portugal are among the few early explorers investigating the possible association between autism and mitochondrial dysfunction.

In their 2005 article published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Oliveira, et al set out to determine, in part, whether children with autism in Portugal suffer from mitochondrial dysfunction at a rate higher than what is seen in the general population.  Simply put, the answer to this question is "yes."  Eleven (nearly 16%) of the 69 children tested were classified as having "definite," "probable," or "possible" mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) disorder.

Do I believe a heavy metal like mercury used in their vaccines has caused mitochondrial dysfunction in some children leading to autism? – Yes.  But, don't take my word for it.  Read the article HERE and decide for yourself.

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Comments

joe

thats sad, to reduce children to mitochondrias

jeffrey dach  md

The Most Bitter Debate

Senator John McCain's recent comments linking autism with vaccines, and the recent revelations about the Hannah Poling case at the Vaccine Court have rekindled the debate about autism and vaccines. Hannah had an underlying mitochondrial disorder which raises the question of a link between autism, vaccines and mitochondrial disorders.

The association between autism and mitochondrial mutations was confirmed by Ricardo Segurado Am J Psychiatry 162:2182-2184, November 2005, and others.

Read more at:

John McCain Links Autism and Vaccines
http://jeffreydach.com/2008/03/06/john-mccain-links-autism-with-vaccines-by-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx

Jeffrey Dach MD
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