An Apple A Day
Written by Tay Gallagher, in Section Between Spectrums
From looking at other studies about it, they found that autistic people have genes that are rare and rich variants in their genes that can cause cancer. But the intriguing part is that autism was linked to 94 percent lower cancer risk in children.
Gene Architecture Provides Protection
Autistic kids, fourteen and under, seemed to be protected from cancer. Though not protected from other types of medical conditions, they have a genetic architecture that gives them the interesting protection. There may be a possibility to have a way to treat both autism and cancer. It just takes more research and testing.
Nutrition For Health
So I'm literally taking an apple a day to keep the doctor away. But it's always good to go to the doctor to check how healthy you are. Whether autistic or not, make sure you take care of yourself physically and mentally. I suggest you talk to a nutritionalist about what kind of diet you should go for and make the choice whether to follow it or not. Also as you choose to follow the diet, you got a great support system in the form of family and good friends.