Prenatal testosterone of progenitors could be involved in the etiology of both anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorders of their offspring.

@article{RomeroMartnez2014PrenatalTO,
  title={Prenatal testosterone of progenitors could be involved in the etiology of both anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorders of their offspring.},
  author={{\'A}ngel Romero-Mart{\'i}nez and Lu{\'i}s Moya-Albiol},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={863-6}
}
OBJECTIVES High intrauterine testosterone (T) levels seem to play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but their role in anorexia nervosa (AN) is controversial. Parents with masculinized 2D:4D ratios, a marker of the organizational effects of T, may have other relevant biological characteristics, in particular exposing their offspring to high T levels in the prenatal environment. This would increase the likelihood of their offspring developing these disorders… CONTINUE READING