Maternal iron levels early in pregnancy are not associated with offspring IQ score at age 8, findings from a Mendelian randomization study

@inproceedings{Lewis2014MaternalIL,
  title={Maternal iron levels early in pregnancy are not associated with offspring IQ score at age 8, findings from a Mendelian randomization study},
  author={Sarah J Lewis and Castellano Bonilla and M-J Brion and Deborah A Lawlor and D Gunnell and Y Ben-Shlomo and Andy R. Ness and George D. Smith},
  booktitle={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2014}
}
Background/Objectives:Iron is fundamental to many basic biological functions, and animal studies suggest that iron deficiency early in life can have a lasting impact on the developing brain.Subjects/Methods:We used a population-based cohort of mothers and their children to assess the effect of iron status among pregnant women on the cognitive ability of their offspring. But to avoid the inherent confounding that occurs within observational epidemiology studies we examined the association of… CONTINUE READING

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