How can zinc affect a disorder with potentially genetic basis
Environmental influences like trace metal deficiency or toxic metal levels may alter gene expression and is believed to be central to pathogenesis of many disorders (epigenetic) with underlying genetic basis.
The study detailed below in the article iss consistent with the role of gut in general and more specifically alterations in digestion/nutritional factors in pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders.
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