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