Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions

23.09.2020

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This new study is the first to examine the influence of smoking, alcohol use, and BMI. Surprisingly, the results show that these lifestyle factors do not account for the heightened risk of heart, lung, and diabetic conditions seen among autistic adults.