The survey, conducted in Norway in 85,000 infants showed that folic acid offers protection against the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As quoted by the Daily Mail, Pel Surin, the epidemiology of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said: “We checked the level of autism spectrum disorders in children born to mothers who consume or not consume folic acid during pregnancy.
There was significant reduction in the risk of autism disorders in children born to mothers who took folic acid supplements.”
In pregnant women who consume folic acid, the risk of autism in children declined by 40 percent. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says if folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9 is needed to repair the DNA synthesis in the fetus.
Folic acid is naturally derived from leafy vegetables, nuts, eggs, and liver. In addition to avoiding the risk of autism in children, also known as folic acid to prevent neural defects in children. Also the development of a healthy fetal brain and spinal cord.