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On a more serious note but -- one preventing autism an unborn babies.
Could possibly be as simple as taking.
Joining us now doctor mark Segal is professor of medicine and -- you -- medical center and a part of our -- -- medically -- folic acid.
It's just you can get it over the counter at the CBS at the grocery store.
We knew that it helped prevent some birth defects series -- when -- pregnant to take that but now saying -- -- just.
Let's start with the fact that it's a great thing to -- when you're pregnant it's in prenatal vitamins.
It really has been shown to prevent birth defects neural tube defects which means when your nervous system is forming as a fetus.
The fully helps you folate is indispensable works on DNA it works on ourselves it's responsible for growth.
It's a tremendous vitamins vitamin B -- Folic acid is the supplement now if you -- the -- you needed in regular food like green leafy vegetables peas eggs yeast it's in fortified cereals if you're getting that.
You might not need to supplement.
If you're not pregnant but if you are pregnant I believe you should take it even before this study came along on this study from Norway.
Looked at 85000.
People over six years and -- out children that's incredible found that.
And found that of the 270.
Who have autism.
Mothers were 40%.
More likely not to be taking folic -- wow what it was that likely not to be taking out.
Megan does not prove that doesn't mean that if you take folic acid you're not gonna have this problem or that if you don't take it.
You are going to have the problem is not prove.
But it's accumulating evidence as you might say -- the judge it's accumulating evidence.
That you know and autism is -- is a problem with socialization skills it's clearly neurological we based.
Another study from Norway showed the world language problems in people that were -- it.
Folic -- deficient.
I think when pregnant women should take this I think they should start before their pregnant.
Why -- that in the first driver that's what this says it says it is if you start for weeks before you get pregnant it hit an eight weeks would you are pregnant that's what this definitely during that time for.
So what does that mean for us before you get pregnant like you can affect the end -- with a folic acid it's not the.
Added -- -- in the beginning the Phoenix's fetus is developing and neural tube.
In the first trimester is when the nervous system is first of.
Even before the baby starts growing inside and you should have lots of folic acid and you.
I think so and I think by the time it gets to the second and third trimester.
The Braves already -- it's already too late to make as substantial difference this is a vitamin why not take it out you should take it.
It's not only -- but maybe it's so but it's not the same you go to the grocery story you should just get vitamin B you have to get -- it says folic -- what would you get a vitamin B complex there's some folic -- -- not enough you should get my opinion one milligram of full of garrison to separate supplement I actually -- -- You can also get it over the -- while it's fascinating -- incredible the numbers 40% reduced risk.
I'm giving birth to a child with autism not proof but something very -- worth.
Taking a look at that -- thank -- -- --
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