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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
NEW STUDY SUGGESTS AUTISM MAY BE LINKED TO OBESITY DURING PREGNANCY
I just found an interesting article about a study that suggests that obesity during pregnancy can raise your chances of having a child with autism. The report states that the chances of having a child with autism is 1 in 88, but being obese during pregnancy can raise those odds to 1 in 53. The report is very broad and doesn't cover any other outside sources. I'm not sure if it's true, but hopefully this isn't another reason for mothers to blame themselves for their child having autism. Many reports also suggest that autism is more of a paternal trait. Either way the study was funded by the National Institute of Health in the USA. The article can be read here.