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Survey Results: Nutraceuticals More Beneficial Than Pharmaceuticals for Autism

This research provides important information on the overall and specific benefits and adverse effects of 58 of the most commonly used nutraceuticals in ASD.


ARFID: the eating disorder that makes people fear food

A recent review of patients with both ARFID and autism, found that almost 70% of those with ARFID had scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), while 17% had eye disorders as a result of vitamin A deficiency.


Vitamin D the clue to more Autism spectrum disorder in boys

A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why Autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland.


Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ - AGAIN

Higher vitamin D levels among mothers during pregnancy may promote brain development and lead to higher childhood IQ scores


11 May 2019 - Questioning Answers - Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal vitamin D in humans

Paul Whiteley comments on the research paper "Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal vitamin D in humans: systematic review and meta-analysis".


29 November 2018 - Questioning Answers - "Vitamin D and omega-3 reduced irritability symptoms in children with ASD"

Vitamin D and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the treatment of irritability and hyperactivity among children with autism spectrum disorder.


6 June 2018 - Questioning Answers - Vitamin D impacts on intestinal inflammation in 'active' ulcerative colitis: an autism research agenda item?

Researchers conclude that vitamin D supplementation is associated with reduced intestinal inflammation in patients with active Ulcerative Colitis. Paul Whiteley looks at the implications for ASD. What's the possible autism link?


29 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Low vitamin D levels at birth linked to higher autism risk

Low vitamin D levels at birth were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study.


28 November 2017 - The Pharmaceutical Journal - Multivitamins during pregnancy could lower risk of some types of autism

Maternal multivitamin use with or without additional iron or folic acid was associated with lower odds of autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability in the child.


13 September - Medical News Bulletin - Vitamin D in Pregnancy Linked to Suboptimal Infant Development

Study found that vitamin D level in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. Children born to women with low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are more likely to have suboptimal fine- and gross-motor skills.





24 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D vital for gene expression in developing brains

Vitamin D deficiency in mothers leading up to and during pregnancy has fundamental consequences for their offspring's brain development, researchers from University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute have confirmed


26 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D may control brain serotonin

In a new paper serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.


24 February 2015 - Huffingtonpost - Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

We know that food affects the body -- but could it just as powerfully impact the mind?


20 June 2014 - Questioning Answers - Vitamin D and autism: same old story?

Significantly lower levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) levels detected in small cohort of young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with various control populations.


25 Feb 2014 - Children's Hospital, Oakland - Research indicates Causal Link between Vitamin D, Serotonin Synthesis and Autism

Dietary Interventions Will Have Relevance for Prevention and possibly for Treatment of Autism



16 July 2007 - The Telegraph - Why Vitamin D Is So Vital

Grey skies this summer mean that children are more at risk of developing weak bones and other diseases, says Oliver Gillie