Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children

Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism riskWomen who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research. A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 per cent less likely to be on the autism spectrum. Mothers who consumed the […]

Multivitamins have no beneficial effect on heart health, say researchers

Multivitamins are popular, but they don’t appear to boost your heart health, according to a new study. The study, which analysed information from several million people in five countries, found that taking multivitamins did not prevent heart attacks, strokes or death from heart disease

Multivitamins have no beneficial effect on heart health, say researchersPeople who take multivitamin and mineral supplements to improve their heart health may be wasting their money. According to a new report, these supplements provide no clinical benefits that prevent heart disease or cardiovascular death. The study titled ‘Multivitamins Do Not Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality and Should Not Be Taken for This Purpose’ was […]

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says study

Researchers found that children born to mothers who used multivitamins during pregnancy - "with or without additional iron or folic acid" - were less likely to have autism with intellectual disability, compared with mothers who did not use these supplements

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says studyStudy co-author Brian K. Lee, of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and colleagues say that their study is only observational, but that the findings suggest that prenatal vitamin use for autism prevention should be further investigated. Autism – which is also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – […]

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitamins

Doctors in Pune have warned people in regards with using multivitamins without consultation, as it  can have a negative effect on health. Doctors stressed that knowing the dosage is important. One should not consume them if one does not have any health issues as excess consumption can have side effects. As the body cannot cope with increased amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitaminsDoctors in Pune have noticed that many people are taking multivitamin tablets doctor’s prescription. Unmonitored intake of such tablets can be harmful to health Dr Ramesh Bhosale, Gynaecologist from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) said, “Excess intake of these tablets is not good for health and people these days have been found to take it without […]