Diet Soda Consumption During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding Now Linked to Autism in Boys


It’s been common knowledge for quite some time that during pregnancy, women need to take certain precautions. These precautions remain necessary for not just the woman’s unborn child, but also the woman herself as her body and hormones adjust to growing new life within her body.

Ideally, everyone wants their child to be healthy when they’re born. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Some babies have health issues that manifest right away, whereas other problems in children aren’t readily apparent until years later.

To this day, the medical community continues its studies into various medical diagnoses and their underlying causes. In the latest development, one study is now connecting pregnant women’s consumption of various diet sodas to the later development of autism in boys.

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According to University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio researchers, 235 parents with autistic kids and 121 parents of kids without autism were reviewed.