At Kirkman® we closely follow news about environmental toxins, their effects and new studies affecting supplemental care or stories related to our customers. We know you deserve the latest news, so we include this column of recent stories in each Kirkman Family Newsletter.
New Research May Allow Clinicians to Determine Autism Risk in Utero; Confirms Gastrointestinal Problems with Autism
Results from a recent study from a researcher with Seattle Children’s Hospital suggest an additional genetic identifier for autism and confirms gastrointestinal problems with a substrate of autism. The identifier combined with certain physical features determined by a genetic mutation help predict autism risk. READ MORE.
Low Vitamin D Levels Could Make Childbirth More Painful
According to a new study from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, vitamin D could affect the amount of pain experienced during childbirth. 93 women participated in the study and their vitamin D levels were checked before childbirth. Researchers then measured how much pain medication each woman needed during delivery. Women with lower vitamin D levels required more medication than those with higher vitamin D levels. READ MORE.
5 Nutritional Deficiencies You May Not Know You Have
There are five vitamin deficiencies that are common among people who are fifty years old or older but they may be difficult to spot. Find out what the hidden deficiencies could be lurking by reading the article, then be sure to explore Kirkman’s new line of supplements designed specifically for the aging population to help achieve 30 additional years of healthy living: 60-90 Senior Essentials. READ MORE.