Low Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

September 22, 2014 2:00 PM

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Low Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

A new study ties mother's low intake of iron supplements before and during pregnancy to a five-fold increased risk of autism in their offspring.

In a latest finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that mothers of children with autism, a developmental disability, were more likely to have had poor intake of iron supplements before and during their pregnancies as compared to mothers of normal children.

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