Link Between Autism and Cardiometabolic Diseases Found

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About The Study: In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 34 studies, individuals with autism had a higher associated risk of developing diabetes, dyslipidemia, and heart disease. The results suggest that clinicians should vigilantly monitor individuals with autism for early signs of cardiometabolic disease and their complications.

Authors: Chanaka N. Kahathuduwa, M.D., M.Phil., Ph.D., of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, is the corresponding author.

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