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Maternal Antibodies to Gluten linked to Schizophrenia risk in Children

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Glynis Steele, May 11, 2012.

  1. Glynis Steele

    Glynis Steele Senior Member

    Newcastle upon Tyne UK
    ScienceDaily (May 10, 2012) — Babies born to women with sensitivity to gluten appear to be at increased risk for certain psychiatric disorders later in life, according to research by scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.

    The team's findings, published ahead of print on April 25 in The American Journal of Psychiatry, add to a growing body of evidence that many "adult" diseases may take root before and shortly after birth.
    "Lifestyle and genes are not the only factors that shape disease risk, and factors and exposures before, during and after birth can help pre-program much of our adult health," said investigator Robert Yolken, M.D., a neuro-virologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. "Our study is an illustrative example suggesting that a dietary sensitivity before birth could be a catalyst in the development of schizophrenia or a similar condition 25 years later."

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  2. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

    Isn't this crazy? For a long time now there was the suspicion that schizophrenia and other psychiatric disease are linked to sensitivities around certain foods. Many people are still in mental institutions and suffer the consequences of a lack of research. Instead of wasting our money on a gigantic inefficient health care system, a big part of the money should be put into research and should actually help finding the cause and help curing diseases. Right now we only have disease management where people are put on drugs or put into hospital. A lot of people make a good living at the expense of the weakest of the weak. Managing ill people or putting them on drugs is nothing we need a university degree for, research is the field where we need the fittest of the fit!
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