In a pregnancy research study previously posted here, Australian and Netherlands researchers have linked vitamin D deficiency and autism. While it’s widely known that vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there now is also a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth. The researchers’ study found that pregnant women having low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have a child who displays autistic traits by the age of six. The study adds to growing evidence that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, perhaps including ADHD and others as well as autism. Researchers and doctors are urging women to use high-dose vitamin D3 rather than basking in sunlight due to skin cancer risks. Buy high quality, high-dose vitamin D3 here.