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Vitamin D linked to lowered autism risk in large study

Children born with high blood levels of vitamin D have 25 percent decreased odds of autism compared with those born with low levels.

  • Nicholette Zeliadt
  • Sprctrum

Researchers presented the unpublished results today at the 2018 International Society for Autism Researchannual meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The results come from the largest study yet to explore a link between vitamin D and autism.

Ceb 3cIt involves an analysis of dried blood spots from 3,370 newborns in Sweden, 1,341 of whom now have an autism diagnosis.

The findings reinforce evidence of a link between vitamin D and autism risk.

A 2017 study of…

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