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A study by researchers at UC Davis has found that pregnant women with a particular gene variation are more likely to produce autoantibodies to the brains of their developing fetuses and that the children of these mothers are at greater risk of later being diagnosed with autism.
The risk that an infant with an older sibling with autism will also develop the disorder, previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, is substantially higher at approximately 19 percent, according to this study.
A new study has found that if a child has autism, the risk of a younger sibling also developing the disorder is higher than previously thought.
Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements â€” and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up.
An examination of the birth records of the more than 7million children born in the state of California during the 1990s and early 2000s has found a clear link between the month in which a child is conceived and the risk of that child later receiving a diagnosis of autism.
6-part series airs during Autism Awareness Month April 18 - 26, 2011 ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism - it's a developmental disorder that has become increasingly prevalent, affecting 1 out of 110 American children.
Study demonstrates connection between autism and traffic pollution.
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