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  1. I agree with you – I think the focus should be more on the diagnosis – there has to be more than 1 factor to having a child with autism – I am quite sure that not all mothers of autistic children were obese while pregnant?
    We need to focus on the support programs and what not for children and families that are living with the autism spectrum

    • Hippo Hug says:

      Yes you are right not all mothers who have an autistic child are obese, just like not all obese mothers have a child who is autistic. The stats are interesting to say the least but I don’t think heaping the blame or shame onto obesity is helping anyone get healthy.

  2. Leslie says:

    I agree with the article that says it careless to report these so called causes.

  3. Jennifer says:

    the connection is probably worth mentioning to pregnant mothers but yes, the focus might be better spent in other areas.

  4. We must be very careful with the media and “study results” I think. I’m not sure if they will ever find the true “cause” of autism, there are so many different theories out there. Crossing fingers that they one day will!

    • Hippo Hug says:

      I agree the media should be more responsible with the faith it puts in study results. Finding a true cause for autism, cancer etc etc would be great but only if it also comes with an applicable prevention. Otherwise focus and money should still be spent on treatment, support and acceptance.

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