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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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High doses of folic acid don't raise cancer risk: study

People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analysis - easing some concern about the possible side effects of national programs aimed to raise intake of the vitamin.

 

 

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