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Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism in new study

Posted on March 7th, 2014 at 14:34 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior related to autism, are all activated by vitamin D hormone. Supplementation with vitamin D and tryptophan would be a practical and affordable solution to help prevent autism and possibly ameliorate some symptoms of the disorder.

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