Vitamin D helped rickets and autism: case report

Doctors say the toddler started to talk and interact after treatment for the disorder

Treating a toddler with vitamin D for rickets also seemed to bring about improvements in his autism spectrum disorder symptoms, according to a case study.

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The boy’s experience supports the idea of vitamin D supplementation as a potential treatment for symptoms of autism, the US doctors write.

Children with the disorder have been found to have lower levels of vitamin D than their peers, they wrote in SAGE Open Medical Case Reports.

“The improvement of autistic traits in our patient after vitamin D replacement indeed