|HealthDay News – By Robert Preidt|
Monday, October 17, 2011
Low-birth weight babies are five times more likely to develop autism than normal-weight babies, a new study says.
It included 862 premature, low-birth weight infants born in New Jersey between October 1984 and July 1989 and followed until they were 21 years old. Their birth weights ranged from 500 grams (1.1 pound) to 2,000 grams (4.4 pounds).