A medical study, mysteriously left out of the headlines of media outlets during the year 2013, says that soy-based infant formula may be associated with “autistic behaviors.”
The study, published on PubMed.com in November of 2013, included data on infant formula use and autism diagnostic scores for 1,949 autistic children.
According to Pubmed.gov, the study “found exploratory associations between the use of soy-based infant formula and several autistic behaviors as assessed by line-item analysis of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. This study provides preliminary data that the use of soy-based infant formula may be associated with specific autistic behaviors.”
The study was conducted by the Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin.