Gestational Diabetes May Increase Autism Risk

April 14, 2015 8:57 PM

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Infants had a 42 percent increased risk for developing an autism spectrum disorder, compared with those not exposed to the disease.

New research indicates that pregnancy-linked diabetes – or gestational diabetes – diagnosed by 26 weeks may increase an infant’s risk for autism spectrum disorders. ​The observational findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, ​suggest a need for earlier diabetes screeni...

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