High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked with Autism
I read a recent article, I think it was in Pediatrics, that points out the following:
1. The number of children ages 6 to 21 in the United States receiving special education services under the autism disability category increased 91% between 2005 to 2010 while the number of children receiving special education services overall declined by 5%.
2. Recent estimates suggest that 31% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also meet diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and another 24% of children with ASD exhibit sub-threshold clinical symptoms for ADHD
3. U.S. government scientists and collaborators published an article in 2007 indicating that 1.1% of U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years were currently diagnosed with ASD
4. Number of U.S. students ages 6 to 21 receiving special education services by disability category and year.
5. Metabolic processes required to eliminate heavy metals are impaired in children with autism.
6. Mercury has been found in samples of high fructose corn syrup and is allowable in trace amounts in certain food colors so long as the concentration does not exceed one part per million.
7. Elimination of heavy metals requires the expression of the metallothionein (MT) gene, which synthesizes the Zn-dependent metal binding protein metallothionein.
8. Children with autism may be Zn deficient and often have MT dysfunction. Because of their diminished capacity to excrete toxic heavy metals, the severity of their condition is associated with their toxic metal burden.
9. HFCS characteristics most likely contributing to autism include the zinc-depleting effect that comes from consuming HFCS and certain food colors found in processed foods, and the additional Hg exposure that may occur from the low Hg concentrations sometimes found in HFCS as a result of the manufacturing process.
10. Inorganic mercury and fructose exposure from HFCS consumption may both modulate PON1 gene expression. With a reduction in PON1 activity, there is a potential for increasing homocysteine levels which are associated with genome-wide DNA hypomethylation that may carry over from one generation to the next, affecting both neurodevelopment and autism prevalence.
Now add to this staggering data – the new recommendation of injecting every pregnant mom in America with 170 – 650 micrograms of aluminum (depending on which Dtap they are given) – and we may be looking at autism and other health impaired (ADD/ADHD/developmental delays) rates that will bring this country to its knees. Remember that for newborn preemies the FDA has ruled not to exceed 4 – 5 micrograms per Kg. Do you think there is a safe dose of aluminum for an unborn developing brain?
Ask every pregnant mom you know and every adult woman of child bearing age if they would like to be part of an experiment where they are injected with about 100 times the toxic dose of the neurotoxin aluminum. This is what the current ACIP recommendation to give the Dtap to every pregnant woman amounts to. The potential benefit is the prevention of about 10 deaths from pertussis in the USA a year. The risks are unknown, but tell them not to worry; no human studies have ever been done. Injecting these levels of aluminum has been shown in animal studies to be toxic and to affect brain development.
Remember to remind all pregnant women and women of child bearing age to sign a consent form that acknowledges the presence of the aluminum in the vaccine and that the doctor ordering this vaccine is willing to take responsibility for any toxic or negative effects of this experimental injection that will reach the unborn child.