Maternal Preeclampsia Tied To Increased Risk For Autism

The CBS News (12/10, Firger) website reports that according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, “children born to mothers who had preeclampsia during pregnancy are as much as twice as likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD).” The study, which “involved 1,000 children age two and three years old,” all of whom had mothers with a history of preeclampsia, revealed that “the sicker a mother was with the disease, the more likely autism may occur in” her child.

Related Links:

— “Preeclampsia during pregnancy raises autism risk,” Jessica Firgir, CBS News, December 9, 2014.

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