Birthweight and Autism

Larger Babies Are At A Greater Risk Of Autism

Babies who are above average in size when they are born are at a greater risk of autism, as well as those who are born below average in size, according to the biggest study of fetal growth and autism to date.

PUBLISHED ONLINE (May. 02, 2013) Medical News Today

SOURCE: Am J Psychiatry

Les gros bébés courent un plus grand risque d'autisme

Les bébés qui naissent avec un poids au dessus de la normale (ou au dessous de la normale) courent un plus grand risque d'autisme,  selon la plus grande étude réalisée, à ce jour, sur la croissance fœtale et l'autisme.

Low birthweight infants five times more likely to have autism, study finds

Autism researchers have found a link between low birthweight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weight.

PUBLISHED ONLINE (Oct. 17, 2011) ScienceDaily

SOURCE: University of Pennsylvania

 

Les enfants prématurés ont 5 fois plus de chance d’être autistes que les enfants qui naissent avec un poids normal.