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Hashimoto’s and Autism

Researchers wanted to find out, whether there is evidence that children of mothers with Hashimoto's have a higher risk of developing autism.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired language, disrupted social interactions, and stereotyped behaviors and interests. Genetic factors are known to play a major role in autism. 

The study found that the odds of autism were increased by nearly 80% among offspring of mothers who had elevated TPO antibodies during pregnancy, independent of the level of thyroid hormones. 

If you plan to become pregnant, have your antibodies tested. Should they be elevated, you might want to get in touch with us to find out about our holistic root-cause approach to reduce antibodies.