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Autism and Exercise

[Source: Medical X-Press]

Perceptual and Motor Skills
 recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of a 48-week exercise-based intervention for 64 children (ages 6-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Previous research indicates that children with autism may have limited levels of physical activity and delayed motor skills and physical fitness, leading to a higher incidence of overweight and obesity, and associated health complications in children with ASD.

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