prenatal

  1. haidut

    Prenatal Stress Ups Serotonin, Which Causes Autism And Mental Disease In Offspring

    Another good study, which not only corroborates the causative role of elevated serotonin in a number of behavioral disorders in children (which extend into adulthood) but demonstrates the key role of endotoxin (LPS) in that process. Namely, the pregnant animals exposed to stress who had sterile...
  2. Adnada

    Pre Pregnancy Testing, Yes Or No?

    My partner and I will be trying to conceive this fall. We are considering getting the genetic test for cystic fibrosis. I am relatively well versed in Peat and his general thoughts on genetics vs. environment, however CF seems to be a rare truly genetic disease. I would appreciate any insight...
  3. haidut

    Pre-natal Viagra Use Causes Offspring Hypertension And Maternal Diabesity

    The study looks weird at first glance - why would pregnant women take Viagra? After all, it is a drug initially developed for treating hypertension and erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Well, the same misguided idea of using nitric oxide (NO) promoting drugs like Viagra to induce vasodilation...
  4. haidut

    Drinking Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy May Lower IQ (in Sons)

    Another study (the most comprehensive to date) that finds a strong link between pre-natal exposure to fluoride in drinking water and lower intelligence in the offspring. As the article aptly notes, the benefits of fluoride were never proven before it was introduced in drinking water throughout...
  5. haidut

    SSRI Drugs During Pregnancy Cause Child Autism, Antiserotonin Drugs Cure It

    Almost four years ago I posted a study implicating elevated serotonin in autism and that study also showed that administering serotonin receptor antagonists was effective in reversing the pathology. Serotonin Causes Autism; Blocking It May Treat Autism And now, another study not only points the...
  6. haidut

    SSRI Drugs (Prozac) Worsen Prenatal Stress And May Contribute To Autism

    I am posting this study because it may explain why the incidence of autism is much higher in male than in female offspring. As I posted in a few other threads before, serotonin is one of the likely direct causes of the autism pathology and it is of course elevated during chronic stress...
  7. Hugh Johnson

    High maternal intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy in mice alters offsprings' aggr

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9868200
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