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Healio: Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy Tied To Obesity In Children With Autism

By October 19, 2018October 30th, 2018No Comments

“Children with autism spectrum disorder had the highest occurrence of rapid weight gain during the first 6 months of life, putting these children at greater risk for obesity, according to findings recently published in Autism.

“Prior research has identified risk factors during pregnancy and infancy, such as maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, excess gestational weight gain, and rapid weight gain during infancy in children with typical development, but similar data were missing in children with developmental disabilities, including children with autism spectrum disorder,” Tanja V.E. Kral, PhD, of the department of biobehavioral health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania told Healio Family Medicine.”

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    Tanja Kral, PhD

    Associate Professor of Nutrition Science, School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine