Research by Topic: vitamins

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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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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New research reinforces benefits of folic acid

Published October 30, 2017

The new #ASFpodcast reviews recent evidence showing that folic acid, taken during or prior to pregnancy, may reduce the probability of having a child with autism and intellectual disability.  Hear the whole story here.

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