Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked To PCOS In Eye-Opening New Study

Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder than women without the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Biology in December.  PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects as many as 1 in 10 women and is the leading cause of infertility. The disorder, caused by cysts in the ovaries, is marked by abnormally high levels of the male hormone androgen, which can lead to acne, excessive hair growth, weight gain and ovulation problems. While all women produce androgens, women with PCOS overproduce them and this may account for the difference, according to the study's lead researcher. "Women with PCOS have increased levels of androgens in their bodies compared to women without PCOS, even during pregnancy,"  Kyriaki Kosidou, a psychiatrist and researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and lead author of the study, told The Huffington Post. Those androgens could subtly influence the fetus's developing brain and nervous system, Kosidou said. The risk was even higher among women with PCOS who were also obese, perhaps because overweight women with PCOS tend to have even higher androgen levels than average-weight women with the disorder. Although ASD is five times more common in boys than in girls, according to the National Institutes of Health, babies born to mothers with PCOS in the study had the same risk, regardless of th...
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CONCLUSIONS: A minority of pregnant women met the recommended GWG. No difference was noted between normal and high-risk pregnancies. High-risk population tended to have a less healthy lifestyle. Counseling to follow a healthy, balanced diet should be recommended, regardless of pregnancy risk, with particular attention to women at high risk of extra weight gain. PMID: 30109788 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Autism is a complex disorder with largely unknown causes.
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This study explores the in-situ precipitation of scorodite (FeAsO4.2H2O) during the atmospheric enargite leaching in acid chloride media. The temperature, oxygen sparging rate and the different fractions of the catalyst and ferric ions were the effective parameters on the scorodite precipitation process. Crystalline scorodite was precipitated out of the leach solution in the absence of seed at temperatures above 80 °C where the ratio of both AF5 to concentrate and activated carbon (AC) to concentrate were 1:2 and 1:1, respectively. The minimal dosage of ferric ions to form the scorodite residue was 5 g/L....
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é medir a prevalência e identificar fatores associados à dor lombar intensa (DL intensa) entre parturientes do município de Rio Grande, RS, Brasil, em 2013. Questionário padronizado aplicado por entrevistadoras previamente treinadas em até 48 horas após o parto. Realizou-se análise multivari ável utilizando regressão de Poisson tendo a razão de prevalência como medida de efeito. Dentre as 2685 parturientes incluídas no estudo, 51,2% referiram dor lombar gestacional e 27,3% tinham DL intensa, com maior pro...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O presente estudo analisou o consumo alimentar e a presen ça de fatores de risco cardiovasculares em pessoas vivendo com HIV/AIDS (PVHA) em uso regular de antirretrovirais. O consumo alimentar foi avaliado por meio de questionário de frequência alimentar anual, dividido em alimentos protetores e não protetores para doença cardiovascular (DCV). Os dado s foram calculados pelo Teste t de Student para amostras independentes, pelo Teste U de Mann-Whitney e pelo teste exato de Fischer, considerando significativo p
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Resumo A doen ça renal crônica (DRC) é complexa, exigindo múltiplas abordagens em seu tratamento. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o impacto de um programa de intervenção nutricional sobre o estado nutricional e a qualidade de vida de idosos com DRC não dialítica. Foi realizada uma coorte prospec tiva com 64 idosos, de ambos os sexos, com DRC estágio 3, atendidos em Unidade Básica de Saúde, em Diadema/SP. A intervenção nutricional consistiu em três encontros coletivos e um individual. O estado nutricional foi avaliado p...
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Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze the association between different sedentary behaviors and high blood pressure in adolescent boys and girls. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 6,264 Brazilian adolescents (14 to 19 years old). Demographic data, obesity indicators and blood pressure, were evaluated. Time spent in the sedentary behaviors (television viewing, playing video games, using the computer, non-screen sitting and, total time sitting) were also assessed. The girls spent more time watching television than boys, whereas boys spent more time using computers and video games (12.7% vs. 7.4%, p
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Resumo Objetivou-se identificar os determinantes do baixo peso ao nascer - BPN, em filhos de adolescentes por meio de abordagem hierarquizada. Estudo transversal com 751 adolescentes atendidas em maternidade p ública do Rio de Janeiro. Foram analisados dados sociodemográficos, da assistência pré-natal, condições biológicas e obstétricas maternas. Os possíveis determinantes do BPN foram identificados na análise bivariada e a seguir foram testados modelos de regressão logística hierarquizada, co nsiderando o escalonamento hierarquizado em n&ia...
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Resumen La adherencia a controles prenatales constituye una herramienta fundamental para disminuir la mortalidad materna. Usualmente se piensa la adherencia a partir de las caracter ísticas de las mujeres asistidas o de las particularidades del sistema de salud y sus agentes. Aquí se la aborda como emergente del modo en que se articulan las racionalidades y mundos de vida de profesionales y mujeres asistidas. Se realizó un estudio de casos múltiple buscando a comprender la adherencia a controles prenatales de mujeres rurales. Se realizaron 47 entrevistas en el norte argentino a mujeres embarazad...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Maria L. Gonzalez Suarez, Andrea Kattah, Joseph P. Grande, Vesna GarovicAs the incidence of chronic kidney disease increases and women pursue pregnancy at more advanced ages, the management of kidney disease in pregnancy has become increasingly relevant to the practicing nephrologist. Women with kidney disorders face several challenges in pregnancy due to increased physiologic demands on the kidney and risk for disease progression, the potential teratogenicity of medications, and the increased risk for complications such ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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