Friday, January 20, 2012

Study: Low Birth Weight Predictor of Autism

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Low birth weight is an important environmental factor contributing to the risk of autism spectrum disorder, U.S. researchers say.
"Our study of discordant twins -- twin pairs in which only one twin was affected by autism spectrum disorder -- found birth weight to be a very strong predictor of autism spectrum disorder," lead author Molly Losh of Northwestern University said in a statement.

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