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Taking Iron During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding May Lower Autism Risk

Study suggests women taking highest amounts have half the risk of those taking lowest; more study needed to confirm and assure safety
September 22, 2014

A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among mothers taking iron supplements from the second trimester of pregnancy through breastfeeding.

Gene Change Plus Prenatal Exposure to Pollution Ups Autism Risk

Study documents first clear example of long-suspected gene-environment interactions in the development of autism
December 02, 2013