Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy reduces the risk of developing autism in an unborn baby.
Women who take a multivitamin during pregnancy can reduce their child’s risk of developing autism with associated mental retardation by about 30%. This conclusion was made by scientists at Drexel University, according to RIA Novosti.
The study involved about 270 thousand women and their children, who at the end of 2011 were from four to fifteen years old.
It turned out that in families where mothers took multivitamins during pregnancy , the risk of autism with mental retardation was less and amounted to 0.26% (in 158 children out of 61,934). At the same time, in women who did not use food additives, this indicator was at the level of 0.48% (in 430 children out of 90,480).
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