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More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk

More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk

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. While the current study cannot establish a cause-and-effect relationship, the team behind the publication say it does raise questions about the association and warrants further investigation.

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Reference

The BMJ Published online, Open Access, doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4273
“Antenatal nutritional supplementation and autism spectrum disorders in the Stockholm youth cohort: population based cohort study” Authors: Elizabeth A DeVilbiss, et al - Website

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