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How prevalent is fragile x syndrome in the population (in general)?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Unknown
Because autism is so common, we do not know whether this is cause or effect.
I have treated fragile x in the same way as other kids who are autistic. There is some basic science info that suggests that the fragile chromosome is lacking in folate (folic acid) and we know that autistic kids cannot use folate (folic acid) and have to be given folinic acid to get around this. A lot more research is needed.

In brief: Unknown
Because autism is so common, we do not know whether this is cause or effect.
I have treated fragile x in the same way as other kids who are autistic. There is some basic science info that suggests that the fragile chromosome is lacking in folate (folic acid) and we know that autistic kids cannot use folate (folic acid) and have to be given folinic acid to get around this. A lot more research is needed.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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