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Prenatal Multivitamins Linked To Lower Autism Risk

2 years ago|1 view
A new study suggest that taking a multivitamin during pregnancy may reduce a child's risk of developing autism. Analyzing more than a quarter-million mother-child pairs in Sweden, researchers found a link -- but not cause and effect proof -- between multivitamin use and risk of the neurological disorder. The odds of autism in the multivitamin group were 30 percent lower. Since mothers-to-be are already advised to take prenatal vitamins to prevent some birth defects, this may be an added benefit.