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New study aims to link obesity and autism during pregnancy

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The Journal of Pediatrics has released a research article reporting overweight and obese mothers are more than two times more likely to give birth to children with autism or developmental delays. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports.

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