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A new study reveals that mothers who take folic acid supplements prior to conception until the 8th week after conception were less likely to have children with autistic disorder. However, no association were linked with the two other disorders of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) namely Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified). The research team led by Pål Surén, MD, MPH, made further investigation using data of about 85,000 children from Norway born between 2002 and 2008 and checked for ASD diagnoses. ASD cases were also identified from questionnaires completed by mothers, professional and parental referrals of children […]

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Eating Problems Linked to Autism

A recent report in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders shows that children with autism are at risk for nutritional deficiencies due to eating problems that may later lead to long-term health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and poor bone health. William Sharp, an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and author of the study reports that autistic children are five times more likely to have feeding problems compared to other children, and these issues include ritualistic behaviors, tantrums during meals and being fussy. If chronic, these problems may lead to malnutrition, poor performance […]

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Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Reduce Risk of Autism

New research recently published in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology shows that children and adolescents who live in states with higher levels of ultraviolet B (UVB) from the sun are less likely to develop autism compared to those who live in states with lower UVB from sunshine. Researchers William Grant, PhD, and John Cannell, MD, found that children and adolescents in the United States who receive higher doses of solar UVB in summer or autumn had half the rate of autism as their peers living in places with the lowest UVB doses. They also found that rates of autism were also 40 […]

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Lingering Bisphenol A Side Effects

Bisphenol A (BPA), is an organic chemical used in plastic and canned food linings, as well as in other consumer products, has just been implicated in a recent study as having negative side effects that could linger for as many as four generations. The trans-generational effects of BPA were examined in laboratory mice and results were published in the journal Endocrinology. In the study, investigators fed pregnant mice with BPA-contaminated food and observed the effects in their offspring up to the fourth generation. These were compared to mice which were not fed with BPA. The animals also underwent genetic testing. […]

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Branched Chain Amino Acids for Autism

Scientists have found that a certain form of autism which is accompanied by epilepsy (seizures or convulsions) may be potentially treatable using a common nutritional supplement containing branched chain amino acids (BCAA). The international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University schools of medicine have identified a genetic mutation in these patients which hastens the metabolism of certain amino acids, resulting in this type of autism. Senior author Joseph G. Gleeson, MD, professor in the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences, and colleagues examined cultured some cells from these patients and […]

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