The Importance of Iron To Support Optimum Cognitive Development

World Nutrition Journal

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Title The Importance of Iron To Support Optimum Cognitive Development
Creator Sekartini, Rini
Description The fetal brain anatomy development starts during the last trimester of pregnancy and continue in early months of life. This critical process makes it vulnerable to insufficient nutrition, while brain growth continues into adulthood, micronutrient status can affect functioning beyond childhood. Iron is an important nutrient for the production and growth of cells in the immune and neural systems. Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, affecting about half of all pregnant women and their offspring. Iron deficiency anemia has long been believed to have an effect on the central nervous system. Iron deficiency in late trimester and in newborn leads to abnormal cognitive function and emotional control that may continue in adulthood.
In summary, despite some evidence that iron supplementation enhances cognitive performance. Evidence of the role of iron in brain development and the effect of iron deficiency or iron supplementation on early development is uncertain.
Publisher Indonesian Nutrition Association
Date 2021-06-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source World Nutrition Journal; Vol. 5 No. 1-1 (2021): The role and importance of iron : A supplementary papers; 25-32
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Rini Sekartini

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