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Eating issues common in people with autism, and girls are more susceptible – Medical Xpress

While it’s well established that autism and certain eating issues go hand in hand, does gender also play a role?

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While it’s well established that autism and certain eating issues go hand in hand, does gender also play a role?
Apparently it does, according to Swedish researchers who set out to better understand whether being male or female influenced eating issues in people who have autism.
The study found that autistic traits predicted eating problems, but the link was more pronounced particularly among girls or women. These issues around eating might increase the risk of social isolation for females with…

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