Vitamin D role in autism prevention gains support from sun study

12/27/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Autism rates were 50% lower in states with higher levels of solar ultraviolet B exposure compared with states with lower UVB exposure, according to a study in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology. "Summer is when people make the most vitamin D from UVB, and we found that the more UVB dose in summer or fall, the lower the prevalence of autism," a researcher said.

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