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Study Suggests Folic Acid During Pregnancy Decreases Child’s Chances Of Being Autistic

Study Suggests Folic Acid During Pregnancy Decreases Child’s Chances Of Being Autistic | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A woman’s diet during pregnancy could determine whether or not her child will have autism, a new study suggests. Women who took supplements of folic acid, a vitamin B variant and found in leafy green vegetables, peas, nuts and other foods were less likely to have children born with autism spectrum disorders.

 

 

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Scientists Link Rare Gene Mutations to Heightened Risk of Autism

Scientists Link Rare Gene Mutations to Heightened Risk of Autism | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Scientists have for the first time identified several gene mutations that they say sharply increase the chances of autism, and have found that the risk increases with the age of the parents, particularly the father.
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