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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

I suspect that low vit D causes problems beyond rickets. Autism might be one of them. The incidence of autism and ASD has gone up at a rate that looks like it rises with the rising use of sunblock. There are good reasons to use sunblock for lighter skinned people living in places with lots of sun, but it would not be the first time medical problems happened because of interventions with light. One of the things which led to folic acid supplements was the discovery that sunlight destroys it. Couple of women who had spine bifida babies the same day had met in a tanning salon. Turns out that UV destroys folate. One of the interesting developments is the study that associated circumcision with a higher risk of autism in Danish boys. The researchers think pain may be the reason. However, it may be due to lack of enough Vit D to counter the oxidation damage from certain kinds of anesthetic.

General Discussion

Asked by  hkeithhenson52427100 on June 30, 2016

  •  hkeithhenson52427100 on

    See title

    Answered by  hkeithhenson52427100 on

  • IAW
     IAW on

    Yes, Dr. Cannell made the connection between low Vitamin D and Autism a while back. If I remember correctly he has published some papers and a book.

    Answered by  IAW on