Spacing Pregnancies In Close Succession May Increase Risk Of Autism In Children

HealthDay (4/7, Salamon) reports, “Spacing pregnancies in close succession may increase the risk of autism in children,” the findings of a seven-study review published online April 7 in the journal of Pediatrics suggest. After looking at “existing research involving more than 1.1 million children,” investigators also discovered that “longer pregnancy spacing – in excess of five years – may be linked to raised odds of” autism.

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— “Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?,” Maureen Salamon, HealthDay, April 7, 2016.

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