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Obese Women and Higher Risk of Child with Autism

Wednesday, 2/17/2016

News Medical posted an article last month revealing some interesting facts about the higer risk of a child born with autism when the mother is obese.  The article revealed it is about 4 times more likely for a child to be diagnosed with autism than children who are born to healthy mothers without obesity or diabetes.  Women who also develop gestational diabetes are also at a higher risk to have their child become diagnosed with autism.  The link between obesity and diabetes in utero is unknown but raises a greater awareness for pre-pregnancy health.  For the full article click on the link

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