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Autism prevalence linked to UVB radiation?

I first wrote about autism more than five years ago. Now, Dr. William Grant and I have analyzed surface UVB radiation in the USA and found that areas with the highest surface UVB have about half as much autism as do areas with the lowest surface UVB.

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  About: John Cannell, MD

Dr. John Cannell is founder of the Vitamin D Council. He has written many peer-reviewed papers on vitamin D and speaks frequently across the United States on the subject. Dr. Cannell holds an M.D. and has served the medical field as a general practitioner, emergency physician, and psychiatrist.

One Response to Autism prevalence linked to UVB radiation?

  1. bacsithuy5@gmail.com says:

    I am a veterinarian involved in anti-GE foods,at the moment with GE soy, in NZ and note that Dow AgScience show, in their application, the lectins in GE soy are 25% higher.Lectins are known to produce changes in the gut similar to those found in autistic children; the allied use of glyphosate also causes changes in the gut flora(also found in autistic children). Could these changes be affecting the number of VitD receptors; has anyone investigated this aspect?