Study: Link between autism and Celiac Disease

July 6, 2009 3:28:29 PM PDT
Researchers from Denmark and Johns Hopkins University have found a connection between autism for children with a family history of certain auto immune diseases.

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The new study says children with mothers who had Celiac Disease were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with autism.

Researchers say if a mother suffered from juvenile diabetes, her child also had double the risk of being autistic.

The study was conducted over 10 years and is published in the Journal Pediatrics.

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