Selenium status in pregnancy influences children's cognitive function at 1.5 years of age.

@article{Skrder2015SeleniumSI,
  title={Selenium status in pregnancy influences children's cognitive function at 1.5 years of age.},
  author={Helena M Skr{\"o}der and Jena Hamadani and Fahmida Tofail and Lars {\AA}ke Persson and Marie E Vahter and Maria J Kippler},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={923-30}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Selenium deficiency has been shown to affect the neurological development in animals, but human research in this area is scarce. We aimed to assess the impact of selenium status during pregnancy on child development at 1.5 years of age. METHODS This prospective cohort study was nested into a food and micronutrient supplementation trial (MINIMat) conducted in rural Bangladesh. Using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, we measured selenium concentrations in… CONTINUE READING
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