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Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who dont, suggests a meta-analysis.
Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or omega-3s, or to take a placebo instead. Omega-3s and vitamin supplements were more effective than the placebo pill at improving several symptoms, functions, and clinical domains, researchers reported in Pediatrics, online October 4. Gains included improved language and social skills, reduced repetitive behaviors, improved attention, less irritability and behavior difficulties, and better sleep and communication.