An Excessive Amount Of Folate and B12 during pregnancy Associated with Elevated Autism Risk in Baby

 

Can Taking so much folic acid during pregnancy Cause autism in a child? Find out

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Folic Acid May Reduce Risk of Autism

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Breaking down study on possible folic acid-autism link

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Dr. Rebecca Schmidt discusses prenatal vitamin use and autism risk

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Study: Too Much Folate, B12 In Pregnant Women Can Multiply Autism Risk By 17.6

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Researchers also found that mothers with excessive B12 levels were three times as likely to have a child with autism. The risk was greatest among mothers who had. This is one of the first studies to suggest a connection between elevated levels of folic acid and vitamin B-12 in a mother’s blood and an increased risk of having a.

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) Pregnant women are encouraged to get plenty of folic acid in their diet or through vitamin supplements, to protect their babies against birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. But a new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 in a mother’s body might increase a baby’s risk of developing an autism spectrum. But a new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 in a mother’s body might increase a baby’s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. “The new research question before us is to understand the optimal dose,” said co-researcher Daniele Fallin.

Too much folate and B12 linked to increased autism risk. It is nothing new to us that folic acid and vitamin B12 are essential nutrients during pregnancy. For many types of vitamins, excess amounts are flushed out by the body. However, new research tells us this may not be the case for folic acid and B12. “This research suggests that this could be the case of too much of a good thing,” says lead author.

Pregnant mothers taking too much folic acid has been linked to autism in a new study Pregnant women who overdose on folate and vitamin B12 while trying to heed health advice may increase the risk. Pregnant women who get too much folic acid may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study suggests. After accounting for other factors that might influence the chances of developing autism, the researchers calculated that being exposed to too much folate and too much B12 was associated with a.

But a new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 in a mother’s body might increase a baby’s risk of developing. Very high vitamin B12 levels in new moms are also potentially harmful, tripling the risk that her offspring will develop an autism spectrum disorder. If both levels are extremely high, the risk.

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Though maternal folate levels have yet to be assessed in relation to risk of autism in the child, one recent study suggested a potential protective effect of folic-acid-containing supplements, especially in combination with genes leading to inefficient folate metabolism.

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by Joseph D. Buxbaum, Patrick R. Hof
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Preliminary research from Norway (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association) suggests that taking folic acid during pregnancy may reduce the risk of autism by as much as 40 percent.

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Such mothers can reduce autism risk by avoiding folic acid–containing prenatal vitamins (Schmidt et al., 2011).

“The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” by James Lyons-Weiler
from The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism
by James Lyons-Weiler
Skyhorse, 2016

Taking folic acid — the B-complex vitamin that also helps prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida — before getting pregnant and early in pregnancy may help reduce the risk of autism, according to one Norwegian study.

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from Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies
by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2014

Folic acid or folate (Vitamin B9) supplementation during pregnancy has been accused of higher incidence of ASD, whereas it is well-recognized to protect against neural tube defects.

“Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity” by Ramesh C. Gupta
from Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity
by Ramesh C. Gupta
Elsevier Science, 2016

Some recent studies have shown that the risk of autism is reduced when the mother consumes at least 600 mcg of folic acid (vitamin B9) during the months preceding and during pregnancy.

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Supplementation during early pregnancy (at least 800 mcg/ day) may reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorders after prenatal exposure to pesticides (Schmidt et al, 2017).

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from Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process E-Book
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

This vitamin can also reduce the incidence of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly when taken at conception, and supplementation for 3 months before pregnancy may prevent autism (Lockwood, 2013).

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from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book
by Gloria Leifer
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And there is some evidence that taking a folic acid supplement before conception and early on in pregnancy can reduce the risk of autism in children, further underscoring the importance of this vitamin during the very early stages of pregnancy.

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by Nicole M. Avena, PhD
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2015

Synthetic folic acid supplementation during pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism.

“Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues” by Jill M. Boucher
from Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues
by Jill M. Boucher
SAGE Publications, 2017

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  • I have a question. We know that Vitamin B is a water-soluble vitamin which if taken in excess excretes through urine! Vit A,D,E & K are toxic if in excess. Then how are we risking hyper-folic acid and b12 here? Just worried and concerned.

  • The OB told my wife to take a prenatal multivitamin that had 800mcg of folic acid for her first pregnancy and through breastfeeding. Our first child has high functioning/mild autism. In my wife’s second pregnancy we had a new OB who told her to take that same prenatal multi with 800mcg of folic acid PLUS a b-complex vitamin with another 1000mcg of folic acid in it during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our second child has moderate-to-severe autism.

    Both of our children, when they eat foods that have been fortified with folic acid (grains, breads, cereals, etc) within a day or two they end up psychotic, manic, raging, completely mental. When those fortified foods have been removed, in a few days to a week, they become calm, happy, and mentally stable. Governments need to remove all food fortification, and ban high dose folic acid supplements everywhere. Clearly its the source to the autism problem.

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  • Women who take cyanocobalamin which has cyanide in it probably had that chance of their children being born with autism. I’m not a doctor. Just stating what’s on my mind.