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Folic Acid in early pregnancy cuts risk of Autism

By Jessica Berman / 20 Feb 2013

Babies born to women who take supplements of the B vitamin folic acid in early pregnancy are significantly less likely to develop autism, a developmental delay characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. The findings of a large Norwegian study reinforce those of other researchers that folic acid supplements are important to a healthy pregnancy.

 
 

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