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Increased Risk With Teen Moms, Finds Study Of Parental Age And Autism

A study of parental age and autism risk including 

5.7 million children in five countries

found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. It also confirmed that older parents are at higher risk of having children with autism. 

Though previous studies identified a link between advancing parental age and autism risk, many aspects of the association remained unclear. For example, some studies found increased risk with older dads but not moms. The goal of the new study was to...

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Friday, 12 June, 2015

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