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Multivitamins In Pregnancy May Be Linked To Lower Autism Risk In Children

NEWS

Taking multivitamins during early pregnancy may be associated with a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder in children compared with mothers who do not take multivitamins, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal.

COMMENT

Ensuring proper nutrition during pregnancy – and especially a constant supply of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other micronutrients – is of vital importance for a developing baby. Inadequate nourishment in any phase of pregnancy will affect the baby’s organ systems, birth weight, and even its survival. This is important because how the organs develop during pregnancy can determine how their growth continues after the baby’s birth – and thus also affect the child’s long-term health.

To learn more about the importance of micronutrients during pregnancy, read parts one and two of the special feature article on the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Read article at medicalxpress.com
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