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NYT article on role of inflammation in autisim and other conditions

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ocean, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Very interesting!

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  3. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Yeah, I thought this was really interesting:

     
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    I skimmed this thinking it was a mainstream article, then I realised it was an opinion piece. Does anyone know the author? Thanks.
     
  5. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    NYT lists the author as Moises Velasquez-Manoff. Looks like he has a book coming out. When I have more time I'll have to read the summary and see if I want to read or skim it, could be interesting.
    http://www.amazon.com/Epidemic-Absence-Understanding-Allergies-Autoimmune/dp/1439199388

    ETA: I think his comment that certain illnesses are less common in places where life is more like it's historically been for mankind makes sense to me. But I'm not sure about the reason given with the parasites and such. If I had to make a guess without doing research, I'd think that lots of the issues in our environment, food, medicine, etc. in the modern world may somehow be connected to certain illnesses rather than lack of parasites and exposure to infections. But then I assume this guy has done the research and I haven't. But my first instinct would be to look to toxins in our diets, medications, furniture, clothing, air, etc. That combined with genetic factors.
     
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    I saw this too, and thought it was interesting. There seems to be a lot of talk lately about virus-induced inflammation causing autoimmunity when it comes to MS, etc. too. ...Seems like something that could potentially be a good fit for ME as well.
     

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