Maternal Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertention Associated with Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting
23 Jul 2012

An important research ran by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found a link between maternal diabetes and children born with ASD and other developmental disorders.

Mothers who were obese are 67% more likely to have children with ASD as the normal-weighted mothers withe no diabetes or hypertention, and more than twice to have a child with other developmental disorder.
The findings also suggest that children with ASD born to diabetic mothers have more language disabilities, socialization, communication problems than children with ASD born to a healthy mother.

In the US over 60% of expecting mothers are overweight, and 10% have diabetes type 2.

The research doesn’t conclude that diabetes or obesity cause autism, it only suggests that the maternal metabolic conditions may be liked to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Obesity is an important factor for risk of diabetes and hypertention.

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