Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 21, 2016

Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.

Studies have shown an association between the risk of and vitamin D insufficiency. In this latest study, 109 children with autism spectrum disorder were randomized to receive four months of vitamin D3 supplementation or a placebo.

"Autism symptoms—such as hyperactivity, , and others—improved significantly following vitamin D3 supplementation but not after receiving placebo," said Dr. Khaled Saad, lead author of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry study.

Explore further: Vitamin D supplementation doesn't change lean mass, BMD

More information: Khaled Saad et al, Randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorder, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (2016). DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12652

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TogetherinParis
not rated yet Nov 21, 2016
The resemblance of vitamin D to human skin surface lipids suggests that a pheromone deficiency may be at the root of this illness.

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