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Gestational diabetes and autism spectrum disorder risk
Gestational diabetes and autism spectrum disorder risk (April 17, 2015 - Insidermedicine)
From California - According to research published in JAMA, gestational diabetes raises risk of autism in the child. Researchers studied over 320,000 children born between 28 and 44 weeks. Children were followed for 5.5 years. Results showed that children who were exposed to gestational diabetes by the 26th week were at 63% increased risk of having autism spectrum disorder. After taking into account a variety of risk factors, this increased risk was still 42%.
 
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