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Vitamin D Deficiency Link to Autism

 

Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone and affects almost every organ in the body including brain. Can Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in causing Autism? The answer is yes.

In a breakthrough research, investigators from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California demonstrated this causal relationship (1). Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain is responsible for mood as well as normal social behavior. It is low in the brain of patients with autism and high in the blood and rest of the body. The researchers showed that vitamin D stimulates the gene that is responsible for the production of serotonin in the brain. This gene is called tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2). At the same time, vitamin D represses the gene that controls the production of serotonin in the rest of the body. This gene is called tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (TPH1).

Low vitamin D explains why autistic patients have low levels of serotonin in the brain and high levels in the rest of the body. Low level of serotonin in the brain may explain some of the neuropsychiatric issues in these patients, while high levels of serotonin in the blood and rest of the body may explain some of the somatic symptoms especially gastrointestinal symptoms.

It is interesting to note that the dramatic rise in the incidence of autism coincides with the dramatic rise in the incidence of vitamin D deficiency in the last three decades.

It is important to check vitamin D level in every autistic patient. Vitamin D supplementation must be provided to those with low vitamin D level. The normal range of vitamin D is 30-100 ng/ml.

It is also important that vitamin D level should be checked in every pregnant woman. Vitamin D supplementation must be provided to those with low vitamin D level.

To learn more about vitamin D, please refer to "Power of Vitamin D."

This article was brought to my attention by my daughter, Zareeena Zaidi, who has keen interest in Vitamin D research articles. She came across this article during her Psychology course at UCSB. The original article was referenced in PSYBLOG http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/03/autism-vital-link-found-between-vitamin-d-and-serotonin-production.php.

 

References:

1.http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/6/2398

 

To learn more about vitamin D, please refer to "Power of Vitamin D"

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