Nearly everyone has heard of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his discussion about the link between MMR and autism. The Lancet who published his study later retracted the paper and many say that the study was fraudulent.
According to the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, ultrasound is a form of energy with effects in the tissues it traverses. Essentially, this energy (sound waves) can deform cells and of most concern are the cells associated with the formation of the cortex in the brain.
A study out of UC Davis MIND and Yale University School of Medicine found that the placenta could be an excellent indicator of autism risk in children. More than 95% of placenta from infants – who were among the greatest risk of developing autism – contained abnormal cells known as ‘trophoblast inclusions’.