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Children diagnosed with autism should take vitamin D supplements, say researchers

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can do more than just support your bone health. A study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry suggested children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) take vitamin D supplements. The study revealed that supplementing with vitamin D can improve the symptoms of ASD.  In the study, researchers from Egypt looked at the effects of vitamin D supplementation on the symptoms of autism in children. For this purpose, they recruited 109 children with ASD, which is a common developmental disorder characterized by pervasive deficits in social interaction, impairment in verbal and nonverbal communication, and stereotyped patterns of interests and activities.  Read more...

 

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