Kaiser Study: Adults With Autism More Likely To Have Depression, Obesity, Other Health Issues
Kaiser Permanente researchers have found that adults with autism are more likely to have depression, hypertension and cholesterol issues and are more likely to be obese or to smoke. The study was based on the health care records for 2,100 adults with autism spectrum disorder who were enrolled in a Kaiser health plan in Northern California from 2008 to 2012. Those records were compared with 21,000 Kaiser policyholders who did not have autism.
- "Many Health Woes Common in Autistic Adults: Study" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 5/14).