Navigation Links
New study examines link between pregnancy weight gain, autism spectrum disorders
Date:10/27/2013

s also examined a second sample group of 288 Utah children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and compared their data with that of unaffected siblings. In both scenarios, pregnancy weight gain patterns obtained from birth certificate records were identified as common factors in mothers who gave birth to children born with autism spectrum disorders. Such a small, but consistent finding suggests that these small changes in pregnancy weight gain and ASD may share the same underlying cause. The mother's BMI at the onset of pregnancy was not linked to ASD in either study group.

ASD data utilized for this study were taken from the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, a Utah Department of Health (UDOH) registry. "Utilizing this database to study possible associations that may shed light on the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder is essential," said Harper Randall, M.D., medical director at the Division of Family Health and Preparedness at UDOH. "

"The findings in this study are important because they provide clues to what may increase the risk of having an autism spectrum disorder and provide a specific direction for researchers to pursue as they search for the causes for autism spectrum disorders," said Bilder. "Doctors have known for a long time that proper nutrition is essential to a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant women should not change their diet based on these results. Rather, this study provides one more piece for the autism puzzle that researchers are exploring."

Autism spectrum disorders are neurobehavioral disorders manifested by a range of impaired social interactions, abnormal language development, and stereotypic behavior and interests. According to the most recent statistics from the Utah Department of Health, estimates show that 1 in 63 Utah children have an autism spectrum disorder. Another study by the CDC released in 2012 suggests the risk may be even higher, estimating Utah's rate at one in 47. Autis
'/>"/>

Contact: Melinda Rogers
melinda.rogers@hsc.utah.edu
801-608-9888
University of Utah Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 11 new genetic susceptibility factors for AD discovered through the largest study
2. Young people report worse fibromyalgia than older patients, Mayo Clinic study shows
3. DrugRisk Alert: Pradaxa Leads Study of Complication Reports to FDA
4. Multicenter Study Led by Texas Children's Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine Finds Prenatal Diagnosis & Birth Location May Significantly Improve Neonatal HLHS Survival
5. Antibiotic Resistance 2013: A Global Market Study
6. Study ties bone marrow transplant to negative sexual side effects
7. Preclinical study finds drug helps against pancreatic cancer
8. Mayo Clinic study: Uterine fibroids have significant impact on quality of life, workplace performance
9. Study by researchers at Saarland University demonstrates preventive effect of sterols in Alzheimers
10. NEJM study exposes overuse of radiation therapy when urologists profit from self-referral
11. Study shows no increased risk for heart attacks among HIV-positive patients with high CD4 cell count
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study examines link between pregnancy weight gain, autism spectrum disorders
(Date:11/27/2014)... News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for ... expert says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- such ... are gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, stuffing, ... Dr. Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and Allergic ... in North Carolina, said in a center news release. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 The founders of VIM ... comfortable and high functioning compression socks, are proud to announce ... use an innovative Gradient Pressure (TM) knitting technology that is ... VIM & VIGR’s commitment to adding flair and style to ... functional recently caught the eye of a writer at ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... NV (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Now ... shopping season has officially launched, Emassagechair.com has ... Cyber Monday Discount Event. , Negotiating on behalf ... with top massage chair brands, Emassagechair.com has generated significant ... best deals and biggest discounts yet. , Shoppers are ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Two international trainers and lecturers on the ... one person with significant needs but limited means obtain ... Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in ... devoted to helping dentist learn about using All-on-4™ dental ... devoted to helping a patient who has damaged or ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... DC (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 “Wekho” was ... features the latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, ... and host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review ... locations instead of people. , An interesting new way to ... iOS and Android devices. It’s called Wekho and it’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2Health News:VIM & VIGR Announces Launch of Men’s Line of Compression Socks 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 3Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 2Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 3Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 5Health News:A New Geolocation Mobile Application and was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2
... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 31 ... vegetables and low in saturated fats can significantly lower ... blood pressure, Johns Hopkins University researchers say. The ... to Stop Hypertension) -- was designed to lower blood pressure ...
... leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and the prognosis ... the incidence of one type of lung cancer, adenocarcinoma, ... of the changes in tumor cell biology that result ... abnormal mass of tissue) that have been completely surgically ...
... eight hours of sleep per night have greater risks of ... anxious symptoms, according to a study in the Sept. 1 ... average self-reported nightly sleep duration of eight to nine hours ... sleep durations of less than eight hours and psychological distress ...
... can expedite the communication of urgent findings and improve ... issue of the Journal of the American College ... practice in the United States is moving toward 24/7 ... such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging ...
... the importance for women with a family history of breast or ... and BRCA2 genes that make them more likely to develop lethal ... The study, which will be published in the Sept. 1 issue ... shows women with the gene live longer and nearly eliminate their ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. ... has issued a strong policy statement directed toward pediatricians, parents ... and children are getting about sex from television, the Internet ... and the Media , was published online Aug. 30 and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20% 2Health News:'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20% 3Health News:Tumor budding identified as predictor for unfavorable outcome in lung cancer 2Health News:Study links shorter sleep durations with greater risks of mental distress in young adults 2Health News:Study links shorter sleep durations with greater risks of mental distress in young adults 3Health News:Staggered radiologist work shifts improve patient care, study suggests 2Health News:Preventive cancer surgeries save women's lives 2Health News:U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex 2Health News:U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014  Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete ... for AVP-825. AVP-825 is an investigational drug-device combination ... utilizing a novel Breath Powered delivery technology. ... consistent with the preliminary feedback announced on November ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following ... PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP ), Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX ). Free ... http://investor-edge.com/register . On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the ... Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to finish the day at ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS ) announced today that ... at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference ... , Wednesday, December 3, 2014 , , , , Time: ... Location: , , , Boca Raton Resort and Club, Florida , ... BioScrip, Inc. is a leading national provider of infusion and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 2Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 5
... 2012   SAP America Inc., a subsidiary ... SAP ), today introduced the SAP® Collaborative E-Care ... several modules, the application aims to connect care providers, patients ... was made at HIMSS 2012 , being held February ...
... Feb. 21, 2012 SurgLine International, Inc. (SGLN.PK). ... ("SurgLine") stated, "Over the past six months we have ... business arrangements, distribution contracts and a pending acquisition in ... continued progress. Our management team has ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Newsbyte: SAP to Integrate Healthcare in the Community Through Collaborative Care 2SurgLine International, Inc. Update to Shareholders on Revenue Pipeline and Organizational Changes 2
... The AtheNA Multi-Lyte Test System* is ... to simultaneously perform multiple assays from ... well. It offers a simple and ... testing, providing improved clinical sensitivity and ...
... precision, ergonomics, and value!, Comfortable ... soft non-slip, contoured handle , Finer ... plunger spring action , Completely autoclavable ... the need for recalibration , Easy-to-read ...
... For loading gel sample slots 0.4 mm ... Uses disposable, flexible, autoclavable, precision tapered polycarbonate ... does not contact sample. Includes 6 ... and one plastic spacer. ...
The Pipetman Large-Volume Kit includes two large-volume pipettes conveniently packaged with filters and tips at an exceptional price....
Medicine Products: