Thank you for your information. I’m well impressed with Dr Theoharides, especially his research work on mast cells (and with regards to Autism). He’s very verbally articulate and puts his knowledge across extremely well. I listened to a few of the video’s and something that struck me was how similar the systemic problems of Autism are to ours. Then I checked on this site and Dr Diana does mention an association.
Dr. Theoharides has suggested that looking for raised Neurotensin (I think it was) could be (or may now be?) a biomarker for Autism, as his experience showed it to be raised oftentimes, well beyond the normal level (and the Neurotensin, I believe, is a trigger for mast cell activation).
I’m curious as to whether we would have raised Neurotensin, has anybody ever checked ?
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