The Generation R Study, a research project carried out at the University medical center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands stated that “there is a growing body of evidence linking gestational vitamin D deficiency with neurodevelopment disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).”
An associated study by members of the Centre for Neurogenetics and Statistical Genomics at the Qld. Brain Institute found that from an analysis of more than 4000 blood samples from pregnant women and their children, those who were deficient in vitamin D had significantly higher scores on autism scales than those who had adequate vitamin D levels.
The reality is that autism has links to hundreds of different factors and conditions, but these studies indicates a probable cause that can be addressed easily by safe vitamin D supplementation.
For the full report on the Generation R Study click here