Association of Iron Deficiency with or without Anaemia and Cognitive Functions among Primary School Children in Malaysia.

@article{Jan2010AssociationOI,
  title={Association of Iron Deficiency with or without Anaemia and Cognitive Functions among Primary School Children in Malaysia.},
  author={J M Hamid Jan and Khairul Amal and Akram Rohani and Abd Karim Norimah},
  journal={Malaysian journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          261-70
        }
}
Iron deficiency and anaemia affect millions of children worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the effect of iron deficiency with or without anaemia on cognitive functions, specifically with short-term memory, attention and visual motor coordination in children. A total of 173 primary school children was enrolled. Cognitive functions were assessed using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Three sub-tests were selected to assess processing speed (coding test), immediate auditory… CONTINUE READING

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