Research by Topic: prenatal

The association between maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children: a meta-analysis

Published June 24, 2019 in Molecular Autism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5625821/

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Autism risk following antidepressant medication during pregnancy

Published June 24, 2019 in Psychological Medicine

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have examined if maternal antidepressant medication during pregnancy increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, but the results have been conflicting.METHODS: In a population-based cohort of 179¬†007 children born in 2006 and 2007 and followed through 2014 when aged 7 and 8, we estimated relative risks (RRs) of […]

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/autism-risk-following-antidepressant-medication-during-pregnancy/20AEF7A7CDDA81E60136F4FE0A73C692#

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Maternal Multivitamin Intake, Plasma Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels and Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk in Offspring

Published June 24, 2019 in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

BACKGROUND: To examine the prospective association between multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy and biomarker measures of maternal plasma folate and vitamin B12¬†levels at birth and child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) risk.METHODS: This report included 1257 mother-child pairs, who were recruited at birth and prospectively followed through childhood at the Boston Medical Center. ASD was defined from […]

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ppe.12414

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Prenatal exposure to fever is associated with autism spectrum disorder in the boston birth cohort

Published June 24, 2019 in Autism Research

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is phenotypically and etiologically heterogeneous, with evidence for genetic and environmental contributions to disease risk. Research has focused on the prenatal period as a time where environmental exposures are likely to influence risk for ASD. Epidemiological studies have shown significant associations between prenatal exposure to maternal immune activation (MIA), caused by […]

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aur.1841

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The latest on understanding the brains of people with autism

Published October 23, 2017

In a new blog post, ASF CSO Alycia Halladay explains the newest research in understanding the brains of people with autism.

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Multiple Airborne Pollutants and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published September 22, 2016

A new systematic review evaluated and organized existing scientific studies on the question of whether or not there was a relationship between air pollution and autism. After considering strengths and limitations of the body of research, the authors concluded that there is limited evidence between exposure to air pollution as a whole and ASD diagnosis. […]

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