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Study Links Autism to Obesity, Diabetes | The Downey Obesity Report

The increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been both controversial and concerning to parents and health professionals. Could obesity and type 2 diabetes be responsible for some of the increase?

This study isn’t proving that obesity or diabetes cause autism, so please don’t take the title at face value. In other words – there’s no “link” proven here. What is proven is that these conditions are somehow related. The only way to prove causality is to run a more stringent clinical trial focused on proving a cause and effect relationship.

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