Autism causes elusive

There is not enough evidence to conclusively link any one single perinatal or neonatal factor to autism, but it does seem that “exposure to a broad range of conditions that reflect general compromises to perinatal and neonatal health” could raise the risk.

Those were the ambiguous findings from a meta-analysis of 40 studies examining the relationship between more than 60 perinatal and neonatal factors and the risk of autism.

Some factors found to be associated with an increased risk included umbilical cord complications,