Study Shows Getting Multiple Shots Does Not Increase Risk For Autism (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 31, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- A new study takes a different view of the vaccine/autism debate and finds getting multiple shots as a young child does not increase the risk for autism.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied more than 200 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and compared them to 700 children without the illness.

They looked at how much antigen the kids had been exposed to in their first two years of life. Antigen is the substance in vaccines that make the immune system develop antibodies against disease.

They found the amount of antigen the children with autism had been exposed to was the same as that of children without the disorder.

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