Until last decade, modern medical science used to blame genes for all new diseases. And it is very easy escape from modern life-style and consumerism crimes. Chronic and fatal diseases? Blame genes!! 😀
Now they have started accepting effect of environment. Autism is pandemic in our society (Sad about it). Reasons are both genetic (Due to carelessness during pregnancy and after delivery. Mainly food.) and environmental (careless parenting).
Even mindless medications order for newborns in form of vaccines, vitamins and all, too play role in changing mind-body nexus.
This study says that children are more vulnerable to Autism, when they have siblings/cousins suffering from it!
It is not about individual’s company as environment! It is prana! The Vata disorder! Vastu of the place, Gut microbes shared with family, food habits, chemical intake profile (cleaning chemicals, medications, antibiotics) – all play role in increasing Vata of the environment and in turn Vata prakriti of the individuals. Some of them with Autism!
Old notes on Autism:
Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism
Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes, according to the largest study to date to look at how autism runs in families.
The study also shows that children with a brother or sister with autism are 10 times more likely to develop autism; 3 times if they have a half-brother or sister; and 2 if they have a cousin with autism, providing much needed information for parents and clinicians for assessing individual risk.
The study, which looked at over 2 million people, was led by researchers at King’s College London, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Mount Sinai in the US, and is published in JAMAtoday.
In the other part of the study, the researchers looked at individual risk. In the general population, autism affects approximately 1 in 100 children. The researchers found that children with a brother or sister with autism were 10.3 times more likely to develop autism; 3.3-2.9 times if they had a half-brother or sister with autism; and 2.0 times if they had a cousin with autism. There were no differences in relative risk between genders. This is the first study to provide such a comprehensive and far reaching analysis of individual risk extended as far as cousins.