Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Increases Infant Autism Risk Five-Fold

September 23, 2014 1:43 PM

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Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Increases Infant Autism Risk Five-Fold

Pregnant women are fed a great deal of confusing and often conflicting advice these days as to what they should and shouldn’t be consuming in the best interests of their baby. However, new evidence has come to light that one of the most important elements of all in the fight against infant autism could in fact be iron – something the vast majority of adults, pregnant or otherwise, tend to overlook.

According to the results of the study, first cited by Fox News, pregnant women can massively lower the chances of their child being born with autism by taking simple over-the-counter iron supplements throughout the course of their pregnancy. By contrast, pregnant women over the age of 35 who choose ...

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