Hormone Levels in Infants Linked to Autism

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readMay 19, 2020

A potential biomarker for autism has been identified in infants: the levels of a hormone called vasopressin found circulating in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Stanford Medicine researchers discovered that vasopressin levels were much lower in babies who were diagnosed with autism later in childhood.

Vasopressin is an antidiuretic hormone that plays a role in maintaining the volume of water…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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