Autism More Likely in Babies Born to Mother’s with Weakened Thyroid

by Rachel Baker on August 25, 2013

A recent study of 4,000 Dutch mothers and their children seems to supports the claim that mothers with a weakened thyroid are more likely to have autistic children.

Pregnant women who don’t make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming Annals of Neurology.

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