Look for lowered reference ranges for whole blood lead
reuters.com The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health practitioners identify more children afflicted by the heavy metal.
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An analysis of more than 4,000 blood samples from pregnant women and their children found those who were deficient in vitamin D had "significantly higher" scores on autism scales than those who had adequate vitamin D levels. Australia ABC News, Australia.
See the study: Gestational vitamin D deficiency and autism-related traits: the Generation R Study, http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2016213a.html
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