Researchers have discovered that baby teeth can show signs of autism. In summary:
– Baby teeth capture vital information about nutrients in their layers, a little like tree rings can be used to show the tree’s age.
– Children with autism have different levels of zinc and copper in their teeth than those without autism, meaning an early diagnostic test could be developed in the future.
– Most children with autism will already have a diagnosis by the time they shed their baby teeth.
“One expert in autism said the findings were intriguing, but still in the early stages.”
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