Young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delays/disorders are nearly 50% more likely to be overweight or obese. The odds of overweight/obesity were 1.57 times higher in children with ASD than the general population, and 1.38 times higher in children with developmental delays/disorders. Those children with severe ASD are 1.71 times more likely to be classified as overweight or obese than children with mild ASD symptoms. These findings were reported in "Relationship of Weight Outcomes, Co-Occurring Conditions, and Severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Study to Explore Early Development" by . . .
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