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Early Brain Injury Might Be the Root of Autism.

You've got to feel a little bit sorry for the cerebellum. When most people think of the brain and its various functions, chances are it's the cerebrum they think of. With its two hemispheres and layer of gray matter known as the cerebral cortex, this is the part of the organ responsible for "higher functioning," like language and cognition.

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Since neurons require omega-3 fatty acids for development in the fetus, lack of their presence in the mother’s diet may be an underlying cause of altered neurodevelopment.

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