Prenatal Vitamins May Help Prevent Autism

A new study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute recently found out that pregnant women who take prenatal...
A new study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute recently found out that pregnant women who take prenatal vitamins may be less likely to have a child who is diagnosed with autism. According to the researchers working on this study, women who said they DID NOT take a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were almost twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take prenatal vitamins. Study authors say that the data they collected is “strong and robust.” That said, autism is elusive, with most researchers still arguing about what may cause it, or not cause it. However, some research like this, is at least promising, in that it gives women a concrete step they can take in order to perhaps help reduce the risk of having a child with autism. + Source

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