Prenatal vitamins cut risk of autism in half

Women who reported not taking prenatal <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HETHT00005" title="Vitamin Therapy (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/vitamin-therapy-%28inactive%29-HETHT00005.topic">vitamins</a> immediately before and during a pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000192" title="University of California" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-california-OREDU0000192.topic">UC</a> Davis researchers reported in the online edition of the journal Epidemiology on May 23. Some higher-risk cases faced even greater odds of having a child with the developmental disorder without the vitamins.
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Women who reported not taking prenatal vitamins immediately before and during a pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism, UC Davis researchers reported in the online edition of the journal Epidemiology on May 23. Some higher-risk cases faced even greater odds of having a child with the developmental disorder without the vitamins.

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