CHOP and Penn Publish Important Autism Study
Researchers at CHOP’s Center for Autism Research (CAR) and
Penn School of Nursing published an important autism discovery this week in the
journal Pediatrics. It is the first
long-term study to look at the prevalence of autism using research instruments.
“We evaluated The research team evaluated children at birth,
ages 2, 6, 9, 16, and 21, and found that infants born weighing less than 4.4
pounds have a five times higher risk of developing autism than babies with
higher birth weights,” said Susan Levy, MD, a developmental pediatrician and
director of the Regional Autism Center.
Read the United Press International article here.