It could be, according to new research. The explosion of obesity in this country coincides with the explosion autism, so it makes sense to me.
But what causes the obesity? Is it the fact that now more than ever people eat their meals out nearly every day. Perhaps the mothers of autistic kids spent their pregnancy eating fast food (McDonald’s) all the time, becoming fatter and fatter and giving their kids autism. Perhaps someday researchers will say that it isn’t so much the fact that mothers are obese as much as it is that mothers eat McDonald’s during pregnancy and that is what causes the autism.
Maybe, at some point in the future, researchers will tell us that the huge doses of antibiotics and hormones that are pumped into the cows and chickens that are eventually turned into Quarter Pounders and McNuggets is what is really causing the autism epidemic. I wonder, will Americans change their eating habits?