Mothers of Children with Autism May Face Higher Risks for Heart Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- AME faculty member Dr. Kirsten Ashbacher's new research shows that "mothers who were raising children with autism and reported chronic stress were more likely to have high levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower levels of protective progenitor cells than lower-stressed mothers of “neurotypical” children – two factors that may boost their chances of heart disease."

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