Autism Linked To Gastrointestinal Issues? Study Examines A Possible Connection

March 25, 2015 7:36 PM

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children will deal with an Autism Spectrum disorder in his or her lifetime, disproportionately affecting girls over boys. (1 in 42 among boys and 1 in 189 among girls.)

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry show that children dealing with the behavioral issue are also more likely to deal with certain gastrointestinal issues.

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