Researchers are examining baby teeth in a bid to discover which children are more likely to develop autism.
– Baby teeth are formed in the womb.
– These teeth form growth rings, which show exposure to various nutrients and chemicals.
– Researchers are currently focusing on zinc and copper levels found in these growth rings, as they are different from levels found in infants without autism.
Talk to a dentist if you need to know more about nutrition during pregnancy.
“The researchers said they also plan to use baby teeth to study the association of brain metabolism cycles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other conditions.”