Boys may be more vulnerable to language problems than girls

02/18/2014 | Medical News Today

Norwegian researchers followed more than 10,000 children until age 5 and found that the incidence of persistent and transient delayed language development was greater among boys than girls. Past studies have shown that testosterone levels in the amniotic fluid are linked to autism and language problems, possibly making boys more biologically prone to developmental disorders than girls, study author Eivind Ystrøm said. The findings appear in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.

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