The effects of oral iron supplementation on cognition in older children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Falkingham2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of oral iron supplementation on cognition in older children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Martin Falkingham and Asmaa Abdelhamid and Peter J. Curtis and Susan J Fairweather-Tait and Louise Dye and Lee Hooper},
  booktitle={Nutrition journal},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundIn observational studies anaemia and iron deficiency are associated with cognitive deficits, suggesting that iron supplementation may improve cognitive function. However, due to the potential for confounding by socio-economic status in observational studies, this needs to be verified in data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs).AimTo assess whether iron supplementation improved cognitive domains: concentration, intelligence, memory, psychomotor skills and scholastic achievement… CONTINUE READING

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