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February 2, 2013

Scientists Investigate Possible Connection Between Autism and Vitamin D

With autism rates climbing and levels of vitamin D declining because of more sunscreen use and less time spent outdoors, scientists have begun to look into a possible link. A recent study was the first to discover that children with autism had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their bloodstreams than non-autistic children. Yet many questions remain, and experts say none of the research so far has shown a convincing link.

Vitamin D is one of many environmental factors eyed by researchers seeking to understand why autism rates have continued their uninterrupted climb... READ MORE >

1 comment:

  1. There are so many possible contributing factors to ASD that one can't help feel overwhelmed... as parents all we want is a simple straight forward answer; "What causes it, and what can I do to help my child?".

    Yet every so often, there comes along a story that "rings a bell". The facts contained in this article are compelling, but are more so for me... I'm Vitamin "D" deficient. I take 2,000 IU per day in winter and 1,000 IU in summer.

    I have no insight here, those are just the facts, but I do wonder if other parents of ASD children have the same condition. Anyone?