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Research has spread in many different directions. Thankfully, in recent decades, the theory of Leo Kanner claiming that Autism was caused by bad parenting (specifically by “refrigerator mothers”) has been soundly debunked. Other theories concerning immune deficiency problems, food allergies and poor nutrition offer some evidence of proof. And differences in brain size and modes of operating have also been studied, offering some evidence of worth-while study.
Gaining the most attention recently and causing a great deal of controversy are studies of the effects of vaccines on children. Significant correlations are being made between the vaccines and Autism. There are two theories. One states that the MMR vaccine causes intestinal problems that may lead to the development of Autism. The other points to the mercury-based preservative, Thimersol, which appears to be associated with Autism.
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