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Autism risk increases for older mothers

Posted Feb 09 2010 6:26am

Women over 40 are twice as likely to give birth to an autistic child than a mother under 30.

The study was released Monday in the February issue of the journal Autism Research. This study is attracting attention because it comes just a week after a prestigious medical journal, Lancet, retracted an article linking autism to vaccines, reports CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Scientists believe the real cause lies in a combination of factors including age, environment and genetics. Link to read full article

Source: CBS

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