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Old 04-09-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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A thousand children in this study, such a small segment of the population. But it makes one wonder.

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The study of more than 1,000 children in California found the risk of autism and other developmental delays was 60 percent higher among those born to mothers who were obese, hypertensive or diabetic.

"The prevalence of obesity and diabetes among U.S. women of childbearing age is 34 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively," the study authors wrote in their report published today in the journal Pediatrics.
"Our findings raise concerns that these maternal conditions may be associated with neurodevelopmental problems in children and therefore could have serious public health implications."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates one in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder, up from one in 110 in 2006. Obesity is also on the rise, affecting more than one-third of U.S. adults.

Autism Linked to Maternal Obesity, Diabetes - ABC News
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Where did these women live? Obese people tend to be poor. Did these women live in industrial areas? Do they receive substandard health care?

So many questions to be asked.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Including how and if these women were TREATED for these conditions...
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I think they are fetching at straws when it comes to autism. My wife and I were both in the military (and both still in very good shape). She was pregnant with our son who has autism (mild, non-Asperbergers). She wasn't anywhere near obese, even during her pregnancy.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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I think they are fetching at straws when it comes to autism. My wife and I were both in the military (and both still in very good shape). She was pregnant with our son who has autism (mild, non-Asperbergers). She wasn't anywhere near obese, even during her pregnancy.
Do you understand statistics? Just because obesity increases the likely hood it doesn't mean every non-obese mother will not have a autistic kid.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Do you understand statistics? Just because obesity increases the likely hood it doesn't mean every non-obese mother will not have a autistic kid.
I understand statistics. I understand you can put a number on anything and it's just as meaningless. For the percentage that obesity may be a cause for autism, you can also find just about anything under the damned sun that will be just as probable (statistically speaking). Again, they don't know anything about it's cause and they are just grasping for anything they think might-maybe-could-be.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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I understand statistics.
Did why did you state this?

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My wife and I were both in the military (and both still in very good shape). She was pregnant with our son who has autism (mild, non-Asperbergers). She wasn't anywhere near obese, even during her pregnancy.
Your story is irrelevant in relation to this study. It doesn't prove or disprove anything.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I stated it as it relates to my experience and of those of us (in the military) who have autistic children. It is obviously not an all encompassing experience, but it holds more meaning & validity than that meaningless statistic, that is (ironically) statistically irrelevant.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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A thousand children in this study, such a small segment of the population. But it makes one wonder.


Autism Linked to Maternal Obesity, Diabetes - ABC News
we can find a study that will connect anything with anything if we try hard enough.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Did why did you state this?



Your story is irrelevant in relation to this study. It doesn't prove or disprove anything.
Nor does the study prove anything with such a small sample size. Did they prove correlation = causation in this study?
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