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Folic acid supplementation and ASD risk

Hot off the press folks: Published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), this paper is worth sharing as it suggests a link between maternal folic acid deficiency and risk for developing ASD: Surén P, Roth C, … Continue reading

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Cholesterol: When Less Is Not Better

If, like many Americans, you think that the lower your blood cholesterol, the healthier you would be… think again.  Cholesterol is important for a host of physiological functions in the body described briefly below: Helps build myelin, which is a … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is there a link?

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, is considered a hormone by most experts. Following exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, the skin produces significant quantities of Vitamin D in a relatively short period of time. However, Vitamin D production … Continue reading

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