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31 May 2017 - St Louis Post-Dispatch - Of mice and men: a link between obesity and autism?

For obese women with diabetes, that probability shoots up to four times more likely. And even women with gestational diabetes — diabetes that begins with pregnancy and typically goes away after delivery — are three times more likely to have children who develop autism.

26 May 2017 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against asthma and respiratory infections, a known risk factor for developing asthma in childhood.