NICHD Investigates Connection Between Low Blood Cholesterol and Autism in Children – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that on average, 1 in 150 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, much is unknown about autismís causes and risk factors. Dr. Forbes Porter, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains what is known.
Dr. Porter: Autism spectrum disorders encompass children who have problems in certain domains of interaction.
Narrator: He and colleagues at the NIH Clinical Center are launching a study to investigate the connection between autism and low blood cholesterol. To enroll in this trial, visit www.cc.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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