See I do not know what brought forth the literal transformation in this child. But what was an outgoing, full of life, hand eye coordination I have never seen before in a child that age, loved to eat, overnight withdrew from his surroundings. It is like his taste buds were sent on high alert and could tell the difference in brands of peanut butter by taste and texture. A few years back he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. And interestingly his ritual eating habits have actually served him well as there are a limited foods he will eat. This child is an inspiration to me in all that he has against him physically and medically.
I do not understand why the affliction is greater to males than females. I also think that this affliction could even be caused by a viral infection. I know from my own observations something happened what I do not know.
Seems to me to have the full data it need be done from birth when no symptoms are demonstrated to say with certainty the condition is planted in the genetic code from the get go.
A perfect example is type 1 or juvenile diabetes. The proximate cause is a viral infection (or post-viral reaction to be more precise) but it is the genes that make these individuals susceptible. Genes and environment...that's the ticket.
Thanks for your understanding...