Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yet another reason to take your prenatal vitamins

For those of you that are preggers or are thinking of becoming preggers, here is yet another reason to be taking your prenatal vitamins - a study that came out in Epidemiology showed that not taking folate rich vitamins has a seven fold increase in autism risk. This is especially true for women that have a certain genetic variant that affects folate metabolism. Mind you they had a relatively small sample size, and I'm usually pretty suspicious of such small studies, but in this case, I don't really see the down side in taking the vitties so better to just be safe.

Bottom line, take your prenatal vitties. They are good for you and your future munchkin.

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