A Study to Screen Mothers for Metabolic Problems and Compare Treatment with Alternative Vitamin/Mineral Supplement


About this study

The purpose of this study is to screen mothers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for metabolic problems, and find if it can be treated with a vitamin/mineral supplement with a different form of folic acid and more B12. These mothers will also be compared to the same number of mothers of normal children for the same metabolic markers.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mother of a child ages 2-5 years old.
  • Child has Autism Spectrum Disorder or has normal neurological and physical development.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently taking a vitamin/mineral supplement containing folic acid and/or vitamin B12.
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next six months.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bryan Woodruff, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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