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Largest-Ever Study of Parental Age and Autism Finds Increased Risk with Teen Moms

The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. The study also confirmed that older parents are at higher risk of having children with autism. The analysis included more than 5.7 million children in five countries.

The study was published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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