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Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News
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un Hong The aim of this review is to clarify the interrelationship between melatonin and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during fetal development. ASD refers to a diverse range of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits, impaired communication, and stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. Melatonin, which is secreted by the pineal gland, has well-established neuroprotective and circadian entraining effects. During pregnancy, the hormone crosses the placenta into the fetal circulation and transmits photoperiodic information to the fetus allowing the establishment of normal sleep patterns and circadian r...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an unclear etiology. Pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) have been suggested to play a role in the etiology of autism. The current...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 February 2018 Source:Neuroscience, Volume 371 Author(s): Fumihiro Matsui, Patrick Hecht, Kanji Yoshimoto, Yoshihisa Watanabe, Masafumi Morimoto, Kevin Fritsche, Matthew Will, David Beversdorf Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social interaction, social communication, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Recent work has begun to explore gene × environmental interactions in the etiology of ASD. We previously reported that prenatal stress exposure in stress-susceptible heterozygous serotonin transporter (SERT) KO pregnant dams in a mouse model resulted in au...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Antidepressant exposure during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in several observational studies. We pe...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Nguyen AKD, Murphy LE, Kocak M, Tylavsky FA, Pagani LS Abstract BACKGROUND: Sleep problems have been associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms and diagnosis. However, past research has studied the simultaneous association of sleep problems with precursor ASD symptoms. Using data from a birth cohort, we estimate prospective associations between infant sleep characteristics at 12 months and later ASD screening scores at 24 months. METHODS: We obtained data from children (N = 1,096) and their mothers as participants in the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Together, these nine studies suggest an increased risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal APAP exposure. Further studies are urgently needed with; precise indication of use and exposure assessment of use both in utero and in early life. Given the current findings, pregnant women should be cautioned against indiscriminate use of APAP. These results have substantial public health implications. PMID: 29341895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hormones and Behavior - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Horm Behav Source Type: research
Abstract This case-control study explores the association between pregnancy/birth complications and other factors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Lebanese subjects aged 2-18 years. Researchers interviewed 136 ASD cases from the American University of Beirut Medical Center Special Kids Clinic, and 178 controls selected by systematic digit dialing in the Greater-Beirut area. Male gender (Adjusted Odds Ratio [95% CI]: 3.9 [2.2-7.0]); postpartum feeding difficulties (2.5 [1.2-5.4]); maternal infections/complications during pregnancy (2.9 [1.5-5.5], 2.1 [1.1-3.9]); consanguinity (2.5 [1.0-6.0]); family hist...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Autism spectrum disorder risk lower in those whose moms took supplements before, while pregnant
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
(Natural News) Taking vitamin supplements before, during, and after pregnancy may reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder and significantly improve the baby’s overall health, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry. A team of researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel followed 43,500 Israeli children born between 2003...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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