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Folic acid early in pregnancy reduces risk of autism
Folic acid early in pregnancy reduces risk of autism

(February 12, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Norway - Folic acid supplementation in early pregnancy greatly reduces risk of autism in the child, according to a report published in JAMA. Researchers studied over 85,000 babies and their parents, following participants for 3-10 years. There were nearly 300 cases of autism spectrum disorder over the course of the study. Results showed that mothers who had taken folic acid supplements early in their pregnancy had a 40% reduced risk of having a child with ASD, when compared to mothers who did not take supplementation.

 
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