Data associate vitamins during pregnancy with children's autism risk

05/26/2011 | United Press International

U.S. researchers learned that autism was more likely to occur in children of women who didn't take prenatal vitamins three months before pregnancy and during the first month of pregnancy. Women with high-risk genetic characteristics who didn't take vitamins were up to seven times more likely to give birth to children with autism compared with women who took vitamins and had more favorable genetic variations, according to the study that will be published in Epidemiology.

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