Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy

April 14, 2015 4:34 PM

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Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy

Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study.

The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes during the most crucial period of fetal brain development. Reasons for the potential link are uncertain but it's possible that exposure to high levels of blood sugar from the mother disrupt fetal brain growth, especially ...

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