Researchers Find Link Between Obese Mothers, Autism in Kids

With autism being diagnosed more than ever, there’s new research that links it to a pregnant mother’s weight.

FOX News Radio’s Jeff Monosso reports:

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The CDC reports 1-in-88 kids in the U.S. has some form of autism, and researchers at University of California-Davis and Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio may have a link.  A new study shows women who were obese during pregnancy were about 67% more likely than normal-weight women to have an autistic child.

Worrisome results, scientists say, considering more than 1/3 of U.S. women of child-bearing age are obese.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.




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