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The Vitamin You Didn’t Know You Need During Pregnancy

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You're loading up on folic acid, vitamin C, and calcium, but a vitamin crucial to your baby's brain development may be completely off your radar. We're talking about iodine, an element that helps make thyroid hormones required for brain development. A new report published in the journal Pediatrics has found that many American women of reproductive age... read more

Study Finds That Folic Acid May Prevent Autism in Babies and Children

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New research suggests that moms who took folic acid supplements before and during their pregnancies were about 40% less likely to give birth to a baby diagnosed with Autism. An increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, which affect one in 88 children, has sparked scientific research across the globe,... read more