Over recent years, evidence suggests there is a subset of ASD individuals with concomitant mitochondrial dysfunction, which may contribute to ASD onset, progression or severity.
As a Paediatrician, Dr Elisa Song is keenly aware of the pain caused by autism, ASD and associated neuro-behavioural disorders. In today's podcast, Dr Song explores the controversies, the major issues, and gives some answers for practitioners wanting to offer better care for their patients with neuro-cognitive issues.
Low hair magnesium status and high serum homocysteine levels are often seen in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Researchers recently confirmed these findings and hypothesise that magnesium may play a critical role in homocysteine metabolism and methylation.