Nightly News   |  February 12, 2013

Study: folic acid decreases autism risk

According to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, pregnant women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were less likely to have children with autism. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> there is a high-interest story in health news tonight t has to do with folic acid , specifically, a new study found that women who take folic acid supplements around the time they become pregnant may be 40% less likely to have children with autism. the crucial period for the folic acid consumption is apparently a month prior to conception and the first two months of pregnancy, a critical period for brain development .