Elevated Fetal Steroidogenic Activity in Autism

Published June 3, 2014 in Molecular Psychiatry

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that children who later develop autism are exposed to heightened levels of steroid hormones (such as testosterone, progesterone and cortisol) in the womb. This finding may be related to the fact that autism affects males more than females.

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp201448a.html

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