Sunday, February 14, 2016

Autism Risk In Children Quadrupled For Moms With Maternal Obesity And Diabetes

According to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, mothers who are obese during pregnancy run nearly two times the risk of having a child with autism, compared with those who are not obese.

However, if a woman also has diabetes, the researchers noted, the risk of having a child with autism is at least four times higher.
Their research was published in the journal Pediatrics.