Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Genes / Environment – Autism Twin Study

The Relationship Among Genetic Heritability, Environmental Effects, and Autism Spectrum Disorders: 37 Pairs of Ascertained Twin Study. Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) comprise a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders that have strong heritability. To better understand the heritable factors in … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Autism II

Vitamin D status in autism spectrum disorders and the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in autistic children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25876214 Abstract Objectives Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by pervasive deficits in social interaction, impairment in verbal and non-verbal … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Autism

Autism spectrum disorder and low vitamin D at birth: a sibling control study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25874075 Abstract BACKGROUND: Insufficient vitamin D activity has attracted increasing interest as a possible underlying risk factor in disorders of the central nervous system, including autism. METHODS: … Continue reading

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