NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The lack of zinc concentration in a pregnant woman may increase the child's autism risk according to a new study by Stanford University. Scientists advise pregnant women regularly on zinc supplements during pregnancy to ensure that their fetus does not become autistic in the future.
Dr. Sally Kim of the University Medical Center said that autism is associated with certain genes involved in the formation, maturation and stabilization of synaptic points in the early stages of fetal development, stating that the results showed that zinc levels were combined with neurons and autism, Daily Mail reported.
"To date, it has not been shown that the lack of fetal calf in a pregnant woman will inevitably lead to a fetus of autism," says Center for German Neurology Craig Garner. "We still have to do more research until we finally accept these results."
Zinc, which is found in meat, oysters, dairy products, bread and cereals, promotes the production of new cells and enzymes, the removal of carbohydrates, fats and proteins from foods, and promotes wound healing.
According to the UK National Institute of Public Health, most people get enough zinc in food and should not take more than 25 mg of zinc contents daily.
The study published in Frontiers of Molecular Neuroscience found that zinc migrates to target cells through the nerve cell and combines two important types of protein that modify the composition and function of the neuron in the developmental stage.