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11/07/2020 @ 18h18
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Children with autistic traits are more likely to develop an eating disorder in adolescence, a new study suggests.

Researchers at University College London (UCL) found that children who displayed more autistic traits aged seven were 24 per cent more likely than their peers to have weekly disordered eating behaviours at age 14.

Previous research had suggested that autism and eating disorders can occur together. However, it was unclear whether these traits result from or appear before behavioural signs of eating disorders. Read more HERE.

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