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Relationship between Vitamin Deficiencies and Co-Occurring Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, 700505 Iasi, Romania
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Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700505 Iasi, Romania
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Department of Research, Faculty of Biology, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, 700505 Iasi, Romania
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Medicina 2020, 56(5), 245; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56050245
Received: 1 April 2020 / Revised: 7 May 2020 / Accepted: 15 May 2020 / Published: 20 May 2020
Recently, connections have been made between feeding and eating problems and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and between autism pathophysiology and diet issues. These could explain some of the mechanisms which have not yet been discovered or are not sufficiently characterized. Moreover, there is an increased awareness for micronutrients in ASD due to the presence of gastrointestinal (GI) problems that can be related to feeding issues. For example, levels of vitamins B1, B6, B12, A and D are often reported to be low in ASD children. Thus, in the present mini review we focused on describing the impact of some vitamins deficiencies and their relevance in ASD patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; nutrition; vitamins deficiencies autism spectrum disorder; nutrition; vitamins deficiencies
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Robea, M.-A.; Luca, A.-C.; Ciobica, A. Relationship between Vitamin Deficiencies and Co-Occurring Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Medicina 2020, 56, 245.

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