New Study Dispels Link Between Vaccines and ASD

After reviewing a plethora of data from a number of previous studies involving more than 1.25 million children with autism, Associate Professor Guy Eslick from Sydney Medical School in Australia has definitively ruled out vaccines as environmental insults that trigger autism.

The study shows that the widely believed hypothesis that common vaccines cause autism — a theory introduced by gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield — has no evidential backing. The paper written by Wakefield linking the two was retracted over four years ago, yet it continues to be cited by anti-vaccination lobbyists.

Although vaccines have been ruled out, the environmental factor that triggers the autism gene has yet to be determined.

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