Report: Prenatal Vitamins Lower Risk Of Autism


A new study is suggesting a link between prenatal vitamins and a lower risk of autism.

The study was published Wednesday in the medical journal– JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers looked at 241-children who had older siblings diagnosed with autism.

Those children have an increased risk of being diagnosed with the disorder.

The researchers evaluated the kids from six-months old through age three.

They found just over 14-percent of the children whose mothers took prenatal vitamins in the first month of the pregnancy developed autism.

That’s compared with nearly 33-percent of children who developed the disorder and whose mothers did not take the vitamins.

While an autism specialist says the study is important, she cautioned that it is a small study and the results may not translate to the general population.

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