Maternal Obesity May Be Autism Factor

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•15 Apr 9, 2012

A study of 1,000 children in California found that mothers who suffered from obesity, diabetes, or hypertension had a greater chance of giving birth to an autistic child, with those who were obese during their pregnancy being 67 percent more likely to have a child with autism. What do you think?

  • “As an obese father of three autistic children, it's a huge relief to know it was Maureen's fault.”

    Jon Hauer –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Wow, scientists are getting really good at identifying things that may cause autism.”

    Sarah Ebrahimi –
    Hand-Etcher

  • “Bullshit. My mom's a fat whale and diabetic, and the only thing wrong with me is that I'm an asshole.”

    David Wells –
    Unemployed

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