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Stool Samples Reveal Autism Risks for Children: Study

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SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire)A recent study revealed that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children can be measured using stool samples.

Researchers from Yonsei University’s Severance Hospital compared and analyzed the intestinal microbiome structure in the feces of 54 children with ADS who visited the hospital and 38 children without ADS of similar age.

The research found that the bacteroides genus of bacteroidetes was higher in the normal children group than in the ASD children group.

Microbiome is a term used to describe the collection of microorganisms existing in a human body as well as their genetic information.

The results are in line with the findings of overseas studies that showed that bacteriodes have an impact on cognition and language development.

In the children with ADS, the bifidobacterium genus of antinobacteria represented a higher proportion than the group without ADS.

The research team also found that there is a significant difference in the function of intestinal microflora.

The energy metabolism function was more active for the group without ADS, while the replication and repair functions of genetic information were more active for the children with ASD.

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