An overview of evidence for a causal relation between iron deficiency during development and deficits in cognitive or behavioral function.

@article{McCann2007AnOO,
  title={An overview of evidence for a causal relation between iron deficiency during development and deficits in cognitive or behavioral function.},
  author={Joyce C McCann and Bruce N. Ames},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={931-45}
}
This review, intended for a broad scientific readership, summarizes evidence relevant to whether a causal relation exists between dietary iron deficiency with (ID+A) or without (ID-A) anemia during development and deficits in subsequent cognitive or behavioral performance. An overview of expert opinion and major evidence in humans and animals is provided. Cognitive and behavioral effects observed in humans with ID-A and in animals with ID+/-A are provided in tables. The degree to which 5… CONTINUE READING

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