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Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation and Risk of Autism

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD; Christopher J. McDougle, MD
JAMA. 2013;309(21):2208. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4876.
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To the Editor: Dr Surén and colleagues1 reported on the decreased incidence of autistic disorder in children whose mothers received prenatal folic acid supplementation around the time of conception. The study expands on their previous report of an association between prenatal folic acid and severe childhood language delay,2 a key feature of autism spectrum disorders.

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June 5, 2013
Pål Surén, MD, MPH; Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH; Camilla Stoltenberg, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2013;309(21):2208. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4879.
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