Interesting link between autism and prenatal vitamins

Women who took multivitamins were less likely to have children with autism, but more research required

Taking a multivitamin in pregnancy may help reduce the risk of autism, researchers report in the BMJ, but more research is required before a change in practice.

pregnancy and multivitamins

Researchers followed 273,107 pair of mothers and children, born between 1996 and 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The mother-child pairs were divided into five groups: multivitamin use; iron only; folic acid only; iron and folic acid; and no supplements.

Children whose mothers took the prenatal multivitamins had lower odds of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with intellectual