NICHD Investigates Connection Between Low Blood Cholesterol and Autism in Children – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A new study plans to enroll children between the ages of 4 and 11 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Forbes Porter, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says researchers will investigate the connection between autism and low blood cholesterol.
Dr. Porter: It may give us an insight into a small subset of autistic patients on what might be causing or underlying the autism in those children. It will also teach us whether in that small group of autistic patients whether we can improve their symptoms by giving them cholesterol.
Narrator: To enroll, 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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