The Association of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

@article{Li2016TheAO,
  title={The Association of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.},
  author={Mengying Li and M Daniele Fallin and Anne W. Riley and Rebecca J. Landa and Sheila Ohlsson Walker and Michael Silverstein and Deanna M Caruso and Colleen Pearson and Shannon Kiang and Jamie Lyn Dahm and Xiumei Hong and Guoying Wang and M C Wang and Barry S. Zuckerman and Xiaobin Wang},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={e20152206}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity and diabetes are highly prevalent among pregnant women in the United States. No study has examined the independent and combined effects of maternal prepregnancy obesity and maternal diabetes on the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in parallel with other developmental disorders (DDs). METHODS This study is based on 2734 children (including 102 ASD cases), a subset of the Boston Birth Cohort who completed at least 1 postnatal study visit at Boston Medical Center between… CONTINUE READING
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