In some ways you might regard this as off-topic - and it isn't hard to accept that. However, the association of low vitamin D with thyroid issues, the fact that there have been many questions about thyroid and autism, and that we see quite a few women who are pregnant, or hoping to become pregnant, all add up to reason enough. We also see a few posts mentioning those affected by autism.
Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find
Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits
The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.
The study found pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have a child with autistic traits by the age of six.
The finding has led to calls for the widespread use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, just as taking folate has reduced the incidence of spina bifida in the community.
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