Children with autism spectrum disorder had 129% increased odds of developing food allergies, compared with those without ASD, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open. The findings, based on 1997 to 2016 survey data involving 200,000 youths, also showed a 50% and 28% increase in the risk of skin and respiratory allergies, respectively, among those with ASD.
Allergies more prevalent among youths with ASD
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