Study: Autism could be linked to specific pregnancy complication

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CHICAGO (AP) — New research says diabetes that develops by the 26th week of pregnancy may increase women’s chances of having a child with autism.

The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes during the most crucial period of fetal brain development.

These children were 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those whose moms didn’t have diabetes.

Youngsters whose mothers had pre-existing diabetes or developed it later in pregnancy faced no extra autism risk.

The research is observational and suggests a link but isn’t proof of any cause and effect.

The study was published in Tuesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  • Jennifer Marie McCarrell-Spearman

    BS is what I call this I have a son who is autism I never had diabetes ever this is just another line of BS to support over immunizing our children now that is what probably causes it along with high fevers associated with shots and engineered shots and flues stop absing our world and polluting it with lies and lets bring back peoples rights and stop blaming the parents for low state standard scores autism ect start looking at our own government and country and over immunizing that half of them don’t work anyway like the flu shots every year we take them and every year we are sicker

  • Anna Gary

    I jave twin boys that do not have autism they are 5 and i was diagnosed with diabetes at 29weeks. But ky sister and ex soster in law that never jad diabetes has childern on the spectrum its a genetic disorder

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