Navigation Links
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
Date:2/12/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that women who start taking folic acid supplements either before or early in their pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of developing autism.

"The study does not prove that folic acid supplements can prevent childhood autism. But it does provide an indication that folic acid might be preventive," said study lead author Dr. Pal Suren, from the division of epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo.

"The findings also provide a rationale for further investigations of possible causes, as well as investigations of whether folic acid is associated with a reduced risk of other brain disorders in children," he said.

Taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy is already known to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida, which affects the spine, and anencephaly, which causes part of the brain to be missing.

Alycia Halladay, senior director of environmental and clinical sciences at Autism Speaks, said that "parents always wonder what they can do to reduce the risk [of autism], and this [folic acid] is a very inexpensive item that mothers can do both before pregnancy and very early in their pregnancy."

As to why folic acid may be beneficial, Halladay speculated that the nutrient might blunt a genetic risk for autism or boost other processes during pregnancy that are protective.

Another expert, Dr. Roberto Tuchman, director of the Autism and Neurodevelopment Program at Miami Children's Hospital's Dan Marino Center, said, "This study suggests that in some kids autism spectrum disorders may be preventable. As a clinician who works with autism spectrum disorders it is exciting that we can look at potentially preventable factors in autism. This is really encouraging."

Still, Tuchman cautioned that the study findings are very preliminary, and it isn't possible to tell which autism
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lower autism risk with folic acid supplements in pregnancy
2. Folic Acid Supplements Dont Affect Cancer Risk, Review Finds
3. High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
4. Obesity, excess weight gain during pregnancy linked to heavier babies in African-American women
5. Laborist obstetrical care improves pregnancy outcomes
6. No increase in brain aneurysm rupture risk during pregnancy and delivery
7. Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications
8. Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies
9. Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
10. Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ
11. Hypertension during pregnancy increases risk of end-stage renal disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
(Date:5/22/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... Sunset Plaza Dental announces that they are now ... restorative and other dental treatments. At consultations, patients ... them. Questions regarding what certain treatments can achieve ... be covered during this initial appointment. If treatments ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A Phase 3 ... American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting ... rates for those patients who received bevacizumab in ... pemetrexed/cisplatin. Bevacizumab (Avastin® Genentech, Inc.) is an antibody ... is already routinely used to treat many other ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 In an effort ... and Sons is offering to donate $5 dollars for ... AC unit or water softening system. Customers have their ... and Sons gets business; and the Special Olympics receives ... Special Olympics helps over 4.4 million athletes, and boasts ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 A new program for the ... the field of Physical Therapy. , James Earl ... mystery out of physical therapy and discusses how the ... for a variety of ailments and injuries. Physical ... exercise plan that enhances daily activities such as house ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Yisrayl ... Abilene, Texas, has released a new letter calling on religious ... , The letter, which was published on his blog, discusses ... and what is needed to stop it. Yisrayl says mankind ... from what is experienced in today’s society. , “Yahweh ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:West Hollywood Dental Office, Sunset Plaza Dental is Now Offering Complimentary Consultations 2Health News:Mesothelioma Research Organization Excited About Imminent Improvement to Standard of Care 2Health News:Parker and Sons is Proud to Support the Special Olympics with Their Everybody Wins Program 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Calls on All Religions to Wake Up and Make Drastic Changes to End Suffering in New Letter 2
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders held ... President Obama in the Cannon Caucus Room. Below are the ... Yes, it was a great occasion for us to receive ... will be making history with our vote and making progress for ...
... the U.S. , SATURDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly ... it,s not sex). , Rather, it,s binge drinking -- downing ... have a hard time identifying alcohol as a drug," said ... counseling center at Stony Brook University on Long Island, N.Y. ...
... ... of hot peppers and caffeine. ThermaFeet targets foot pain and soreness with a soothing natural ... , ... 2009 -- A new foot spray from Greensations fights pain and increases circulation with the ...
... endorses House health bill loaded with pledge-breaking tax hikes , ... Tax Reform: , By formally endorsing the House ... of his 2008 campaign was a lie. , During the campaign, ... " of taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year: ...
... Nov. 6 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ... to signal the beginning of a new mission for ... years. , More than 1,300 VA clinicians and health ... support for homeless and low-income veterans, and community- and ...
... Nov. 6 Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a ... that the company will present at the Piper Jaffray 21st ... New York City. , The presentation is scheduled to begin ... It will be available to all interested parties through ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pelosi Remarks Following House Democrats' Meeting with President Obama 2Health News:Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk 2Health News:Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk 3Health News:Hot Peppers and Caffeine Relieve Painful Feet, Toe Fungus and Foot Odor 2Health News:ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died 2Health News:ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died 3Health News:VA Summit Frames Plan to End Veteran Homelessness 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... CSL Behring its 2015 Corporate Leadership Award as recognition ... and improving the care of the bleeding disorders community.  The ... Managing Director, CSL Limited, during the NHF Annual Spring Soiree ... 21. "The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 20, 2015 Research and ... the "Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for ... (2014 Edition) " report to their offering. ... one of segment market of the most growth ... medical device manufacturers and producers to penetrate such ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... a sweeping analysis assessing the current state of diabetes ... conclude that there remains considerable room for improving treatment ... but especially for adolescents and young adults. The analysis ... the need to address barriers to care and implement ... patients achieve optimal metabolic control. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 2Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 4Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 5
... Calif., March 7, 2012  ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ... process and store adult stem cells, said today that it ... County Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, March 14. ... Officer, will begin at 10:30 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (1:30 ...
...  The Alzheimer,s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the ... recipients of their fifth annual research award, ... The goal of the program is to accelerate ... (FTD).  The ADDF/AFTD program awarded ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced 2Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced 3
... is the #1 Pipettor for sub-microliter ... and reliability. Continuously adjustable. Features lPLUS, ... Easy interchangeable ejector buttons to fit ... rapid pipet tip ejector with three ...
... offers improved ergonomics for today's exacting ... grippy finger rest and the large ... efficiency. Finnpipette Digitals also feature soft-touch ... (pat. pend.) and super blow-out for ...
This adjustable-volume digital micropipet is used to accurately measure and transfer small solution volumes in the 100-1,000 microliter range....
... the #1 Pipettor for sub-microliter pipetting ... reliability. Continuously adjustable. Features lPLUS, a ... interchangeable ejector buttons to fit large ... pipet tip ejector with three different ...
Medicine Products: