A randomized trial of oral iron on tests of short-term memory and attention span in young pregnant women.

@article{Groner1986ART,
  title={A randomized trial of oral iron on tests of short-term memory and attention span in young pregnant women.},
  author={J A Groner and Neil A Tony Holtzman and Evan Charney and E. David Mellits},
  journal={Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={44-8}
}
Recent studies suggest that infant behavior and psychological test performance are impaired by iron deficiency and may be improved by iron. Comparable studies have not been performed in older populations. Young women early in pregnancy whose nutritional intake may be impaired by poverty constitute a high-risk population. Women aged 14-24 years coming for prenatal care at or before 16 weeks gestation whose hematocrits were greater than or equal to 31% were randomized in a double-blind trial to… CONTINUE READING
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