Autism prevalence is not nearly at such alarming rates in Europe as it is in the ., a culture that does not place as much of stigma on diagnosis as other parts of the world do. A handful of small studies in France, for example, have found rates around 5 cases per 10,000 people. One study in Germany calculated it to be , and another in Portugal . Conversely, The European Union (EU) has possibly the most stringent GMO regulations in the world. What are autism rates in the .? The latest study published by Reuters has autism rates at a new high for . children . It is now 1 in 88! This gives credence to the theory that GMO foods cause autism rates to rise in certain populations.
Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens , progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).
Scientists have attempted to test the association between anabolic steroids and aggression by administering high steroid doses or placebo for days or weeks to human volunteers and then asking the people to report on their behavioral symptoms. To date, four such studies have been conducted. In three, high steroid doses did produce greater feelings of irritability and aggression than did placebo, although the effects appear to be highly variable across individuals. In one study, the drugs did not have that effect. One possible explanation, according to the researchers, is that some but not all anabolic steroids increase irritability and aggression. Recent animal studies show an increase in aggression after steroid administration.