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Prenatal Vitamins and Autism

The Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study is a population-based case-control study of Northern California families. Using standardized clinical assessments, enrolling 288 children aged 24–60, with autism and 144 with autism spectrum disorders, and compared them with 278 children who were developing normally. Researchers calculated the odds ratios for associations between autism […]

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Magnesium plays a role in more than 300 enzymatic reactions and is involved in energy metabolism, cellular metabolism, utilization of glucose, synthesis of protein and fatty acids, muscle contractions, all hormonal reactions, neurotransmitter production, and intracellular balance of sodium, potassium and calcium.[1] The list is long for the consequences of a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiencies […]

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