New Study Backs Parent Age-Autism Link

Parent's Age and Autism?

Parent's Age and Autism?

Advanced parental age does indeed appear to boost autism risk in children, and the risk is seen with both mothers and fathers, new research shows. “What we found was that actually it’s both parents age, and when you control for one parent’s age you still see the effect of the other parent’s age, and vice versa,” Dr. Maureen Durkin of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, the lead researcher of the study reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, told Reuters Health.

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