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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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New study on autism in families supports vitamin D’s role in autism

An important new study supporting the vitamin D theory of autism spectrum disorders was published on June 14, 2104 in the prestigious journal, The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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  About: John Cannell, MD

Dr. John Cannell is founder of the Vitamin D Council. He has written many peer-reviewed papers on vitamin D and speaks frequently across the United States on the subject. Dr. Cannell holds an M.D. and has served the medical field as a general practitioner, emergency physician, and psychiatrist.

One Response to New study on autism in families supports vitamin D’s role in autism

  1. Rita and Misty says:

    Excellent, Dr. Cannell; and, thank you.

    As a person who has to take copious amounts of vitamin D to simply maintain an optimal 25(OH)D level I find your remarks about heritable vitamin D status really fascinating.

    I know my mood and my personality have both improved dramatically now that I am finally replete.

    Last year on a whim, I took a self-administered Aspergers test. I scored 102 out of a possible 200 points. What does this mean–who knows? By the way I was dismayed to learn that Aspergers is no longer classified as its own condition. This is a step backwards in my opinion.