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Eating Seafood during Pregnancy May Lower the Risk of Autism

Expectant mothers who eat seafood during pregnancy may lower their risk of having children with autism. A recent study completed by the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the Journal of American Epidemiology indicates that women who consume low amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, were 53% more likely to have children with autism than women who consume higher amounts. This study compared 317 women who reported having a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with 17,728 mothers from the Nurses’ Health Study II who did not have children with autism.
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