• Greater autism risk found for children of mothers with larger waist size

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Geum Joon Cho
    CHICAGO - Mothers' prepregnancy waist circumference, but not BMI, was associated with their children's risk for autism, according to study findings presented here.
    “Children born to mothers with a waist of 80 cm or more before pregnancy showed a 65% increase in the risk of autism than those born to a mother with a smaller waist,” presenter Geum Joon Cho, MD, visiting scholar in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and associate professor in the department of obstetrics and
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  • Women with larger waists more likely to have children with autism

    Women with larger waists more likely to have children with autism

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    A Northwestern University study found a clear link between obesity in young women and autism in their children, despite previous studies finding no link. Previous studies used BMI, not waist width.
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