Iron deficiency and the intellect.

  title={Iron deficiency and the intellect.},
  author={Neil S Gordon},
  journal={Brain & development},
  volume={25 1},
Children are especially liable to iron-deficiency anaemia in developing countries, and in the inner cities of developed countries. Does the lack of iron cause impaired physical and mental development, and can this in certain circumstances be a permanent effect? One of the reasons that this is such a difficult question to answer is that there can be so many confounding factors, from other nutritional deficiencies, to helminthic infections and malaria in tropical countries. If there is a definite… CONTINUE READING