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Dachel Media Update: Autism Cause Dartboard

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Oct 7, 2014, Study finds link between autism and time between pregnancies

Conception timing a factor in autism? The spacing of pregnancies may play a factor in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study suggests. Investigators discovered children who were conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of their prior sibling were more likely to be diagnosed with autism than children conceived following an interval of two to five years. The research, conducted by a team at Columbia University, is published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The risk of an autism diagnosis among children conceived less than 12 months following a sibling's birth was one and a half times as high as those conceived following an interval of 24-59 months. Children conceived following an interval of 60-120 months were almost 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism. For intervals of more than 120 months, the risk of autism was more than 40 percent higher.

Actually this claim has been around for awhile.  It makes no sense unless someone can prove that suddenly lots of mothers are having babies closely spaced.  Autism is now an epidemic among our children.  A once rare disorder is now so common that it affects one in every 68 children, one in every 42 boys. 

Researchers have to do autism busywork like this so the public thinks that someone is doing something.  When they run out of new things to link to autism, they give us the old stuff. Actually I'm waiting for a study on children born during the full moon phase.

I guess we have all the time in the world to figure out the cause.  Most of the research blames the mom--we are not far removed from the days of the "refrigerator mother" being at fault for autism in a child. 

Research links autism to old moms, fat moms, moms who smoke, moms who marry old dads, moms who drink, moms who take anti-depressants, moms who don't get enough folic acid, moms with bad genes and moms who live too close to freeways.

Maybe when this generation of disabled children reaches adulthood and is dependent on the taxpayers for its support and care we'll get serious about recognizing the cause.

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John fryer

There is probably reason, to up the number of autism causes from 1 000 to 1 000 and ONE so that vaccine cause is LOST in the 'GENUINE' causes that have been put forward.

While all these eventually are so threadbare, it is difficult to see how any sane person could even bother to research them.

But then, as people say MONEY talks and for the thousand dollars, ten thousand and often hundreds of thousand dollars, people are very happy to confirm any insane idea.

But while the world now has over 50 million with autism likely to double very soon, we must all know that 49 million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine correspond EXCEPTIONALLY well with the vaccine schedules they received.

And YES:



I can't remember who the doctor was whose hypothesis was that birth control pills taken by the mother can cause autism in the child. Maybe long term use between pregnancies?

david m burd

Taximom5, Clearly you have no medical degree and industry-funding to understand co-factors, Vitamin D, time windows, etc., BECAUSE you haven't been funded a $million or so to undertake logical thinking on such matters.

Shame on you - thinking for yourself!

Jeannette Bishop

Also, for the birth years of 1987 to 2005, I wonder if there is a significant difference in the vaccine regimen received by many of the children in the study and with that of their older sibling when there is 5 to ten or more years between, since the general trend over this time frame at least in the U.S., but seemingly also worldwide, has been an increase and acceleration of infant vaccine use.

Jeannette Bishop

Could a close pregnancy autism risk for the younger sibling be due to horizontal transmission of vaccine components or contaminants introduced via the older siblings infant vaccines?


Based on this hypothesis, I should autistic. I am only 18 months younger than my older sister. And my other younger siblings should also be autistic because my mother remained pregnant in those old days before birth control. In that generation there was this theory it was easier to get it over with all at once so it was very common to have many kids in diapers at the same time. But there was virtually no autism. I guess we are not suppose to have any sort of memory but just keep believing the fake science because it has the official stamp.


A fat pregnant tired mom with a baby less than a year old is probably also less apt to put on a bathing suit and head to the beach, if they even have beaches in Finland. Less sun, less D3, higher susceptability to various infections that could cause higher cytokine levels. Tiredness also = stress = lowered immune system = infections = raised cytokines, plus any vaccines adding cytokines to cytokines.

Funny how they used 2005 as a stopping point. Taking that same subset of 2nd kids and comparing them to kids after vitamin d mandates would have indicated if vitamin D was strong enough to overcome some of these other confounding issues. That would be crazy helpful information! They certainly have enough kids since 2003 who are old enough to have been diagnosed by now.


It somehow makes sense to me..toddler goes in for his live vaccines, baby in for his dtap/hib/hep/prevnar/polio..same day visits ..similar to how it happened here..except toddler was almost five and baby was a little over a year..yep..I kind of get it..twenty days later, baby had what could be construed as side effects from mmr, yet he didn't have did. .. So if the close spacing more often allows the co-vaccinating..I think's very possible


...but we shouldn't dismiss the studies as "garbage" until we go over them with a fine-tooth comb, and until we've looked up and can point to every single detail and show exactly how those details relate to vaccines--and the brain damage they call "autism."


Honestly, I think we need to start a page where we take every seemingly-stupid study of autism linked with seemingly-stupid things like births too close together, too far apart, older fathers, celiac mothers, proximity to highway, and show how every single one of those factors is in fact connected to vaccination.

Older fathers: more likely to have education and stable jobs with health insurance that pays for those well-child vaccine visits, more likely to have wives who take the babies to every one of those vaccine visits on schedule.

Celiac mothers: almost certain to be vitamin D deficient, giving birth to vitamin D-deficient babies who cannot excrete the mercury and aluminum due to glutathione deficiency caused by lack of vitamin D.

Proximity to highways: most likely to be suburban, going back to the likelihood of educated parents with jobs/health insurance/every vaccine visit on schedule.

It's all there, right in front of us...

BoB Moffitt

Taximom5 .. you are right on target .. this study appears to be eerily similar to that of fugitive from US Justice .. Poul Thorson's carefully crafted .. deceptively manipulated .. study in Denmark .. the results of which actually suggested that Thimerosal may have "prevented" autism instead of "causing" it.



I still say that just about every study they do that links autism to something seemingly ridiculous--like having children "too closely spaced"--eventually leads right back to vaccines.

The devil, as always, is in the details.

I couldn't access the study without paying $12. The most info I was able to get came from here:


So I guess first-born children with autism don't count. Interesting--wonder if anyone has done a study on what percentage of autistic children are actually first-born children? Seems like most of the ones I know are first-born...

But let's go back to the study The study looked at children born in Finland 1987-2005--so more than half of them would have received thimerosal-preserved vaccines. I was not able to find when Finland switched to thimerosal-free vaccines, so if anyone knows, please post.

Mercury in fish is apparently of enough concern in Eastern Finland that a 1995 study suggest that it was causally linked with heart disease in adult men:

Due to the limited sun exposure, Finland instituted a policy of mandatory fortification of Vitamin D in certain common foods in...wait for it....drum roll, please: 2003-2004.

So we are starting with non-first-born children, who were given thimerosal-preserved vaccines, and whose parents ate mercury-contaminated fish, who were almost all born before the mandatory Vitamin D fortification.

So what happens when a mother becomes pregnant less than a year after giving birth--and she lives in a country where vitamin D deficiency is common?

That's right. She is significantly more likely to deliver a baby who is vitamin D deficient from birth.

And yes, vitamin D deficiency results in glutathione depletion. Why is glutathione important? BECAUSE YOU CAN'T PROPERLY EXCRETE HEAVY METALS WHEN YOU HAVE INSUFFICIENT GLUTATHIONE.

Add a diet high in mercury-contaminated fish for mum and/or thimerosal-preserved vaccines given to the vitamin-D-deficient baby?

There you have it: a recipe for autism.


Amazing how there's always plenty of "research" funding around for garbage like this.

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