Autism Risk Higher In Close Second-born Child Birth

A recent study suggests that there could be a higher risk of autism for second children born soon (less than two years) after the first one.

Women who have children close together are at risk for an increased likelihood of autism, at least that is what the research is showing.

The findings of the study were published in “Pediatrics” recently, helping to unravel the mystery of autism as a whole. The disorder has been proven to affect as many as 1 in 110 children and has confounded medical experts for a number of years now.

There has also been quite a bit of controversy surrounding autism. At one point it was thought that certain vaccines caused autism but now it seems as though research has disproved those theories.

Those who have worked on this study though say that there are scientific facts to back up their claims, such as the fact that a child who is born less than two years after their older sibling will be nearly twice as likely to be officially diagnosed with the condition.

Although in the past there was thought to be no connection between births so close together and autism, now it seems as though there is.

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