Newsclip®: [Health] Scientists urge caution over 'alarmist' claim of link between pregnancy folate and autism | Science | News | The Independent

"Scientists have suggested that researchers who claim to have discovered a link between excessive consumption of folate by pregnant women and a higher risk of the unborn child developing autism are potentially being “irresponsible” and “unduly alarmist”. Currently expectant mothers are advised to take the synthetic version, folic acid, as a supplement because it has been shown to reduce the chance of spina bifida and other birth defects, some fatal.", www.independent.co.uk


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