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Stress affects fetus' ability to absorb iron, study finds

Date: 07/07/2022

If a woman experiences chronic stress late in her pregnancy, it can affect her fetus' ability to absorb iron by as much as 15%, according to a study.


Survey Results: Nutraceuticals More Beneficial Than Pharmaceuticals for Autism

Date: 09/01/2022

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


Maternal intake of choline during pregnancy impacts children's sustained attention

Date: 03/01/2022

Findings from a new study suggest population-wide benefits of adding choline to a standard prenatal vitamin regimen


Autism: Parents of blind girl want better vitamin A testing

Date: 26/03/2021

Wider research is needed to better understand which patient groups are more at risk of developing nutritional deficiencies caused by a restrictive diet, to further inform treatment and support as appropriate.


Mothers of children with autism found to have significantly different metabolite levels

Date: 13/01/2021

This case study suggests that the development of a blood test to screen for mothers who are at a higher risk of having a child with ASD may be possible.


This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

Date: 04/01/2021

The authors of this case report the fact that celiac disease may also present primarily as behavioral disturbance in adults, particularly if there is already underlying psychiatric disease or intellectual deficits.


ARFID: the eating disorder that makes people fear food

Date: 17/12/2020

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.


Physiological test for autism proves effective independent of co-occurring conditions

Date: 28/08/2020

Progress in classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via blood measures - latest results consistent with a potential role for nutrition.


Extra choline may help pregnant women decrease negative effects of COVID-19 on their newborns

Date: 01/06/2020

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies


28 October 2019 - Spectrum News - Analysis finds little evidence to support dietary interventions for autism

Date: 28/10/2019

Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of data from 27 clinical trials.


20 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small but promising study

Date: 20/08/2019

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.


27 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal vitamins might lower risk of second child with autism

Date: 27/02/2019

Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism.


Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Date: 07/01/2018

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? Or do they put people at risk for serious deficiencies that increase the likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders?


4 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Maternal use of folic acid and vitamins linked to reduced autism risk in children

Date: 04/01/2018

Mothers, who use folic acid and multivitamin supplements before and during pregnancy, appear to reduce their offspring’s risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study from Israel.


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

Date: 28/11/2017

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.


5 October 2017 - Nutraingredients - More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk

Date: 05/10/2017

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, says a new study. However, researchers warn that evidence is not yet sufficient to change policies or healthcare practices.


8 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Date: 08/09/2017

Researchers show that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.




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

Date: 24/02/2015

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