Low Birth Weight Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Low birth weight affects a child’s chance of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted by a Northwestern University researcher.

“Our study of discordant twins – twin pairs in which only one twin was affected by ASD – found birth weight to be a very strong predictor of autism spectrum disorder,” said Northwestern University researcher Molly Losh.

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