Yet another paper by Dr. Muideen Bakare (Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Nigeria) and her two co-authors from Harvard are pinning down a relationship between vitamin D and autism.
The authors found that children with albinoism and other disorders that leave the skin without pigment (melanin, known to be associated with very low vitamin D levels due to no protection from burning) are more likely to have autism.
The authors also review the data to date and conclude,
“These results would also support clinical investigations of whether vitamin D supplements may aid in treatment and prevention of autism.”
Luckily, a 12-week trial is underway at UCSF testing that exact theory:
The Vitamin D Council has contributed the first $10,000 needed for the $20,000 study. If you are interested in contributing some of the rest, let us know.