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Cognition and Multiple-Micronutrient Fortification of Salt

  • Malavika Vinod KumarEmail author
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Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are one of the important causes of lowered concentration abilities and impaired memory skills. Two studies are discussed where we tested the change in memory and cognition when a multiple micronutrient fortified salt is the intervention.

Keywords

Cognition Multiple micronutrients Fortification of salt Nutrition Multiple-micronutrient deficiencies 

Abbreviations

AGP

Alpha 1 acid glycoprotein

CRP

C-reactive protein

ELISA

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

IU

International units

IQ

Intelligence quotient

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

RDA

Required daily allowance

RBC

Red blood cells

SF

Serum ferritin

sTfR

Soluble transferrin receptor

Notes

Acknowledgement

Tables 17.1–17.5 were published in the International Journal for Vitamins and Nutrition Research. (Vinodkumar M, Erhardt JG, Rajagopalan S. Impact of a multiple-micronutrient-fortified salt on the nutritional status and memory of schoolchildren. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2009; 79(5):348–61)

Tables 17.6–17.8 were published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Kumar MV, (Rajagopalan S. (2007) Multiple-micronutrient fortification of salt and its effect on cognition in Chennai school children. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 16(3):505–11)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sundar Serendipity FoundationChennaiIndia

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