Cognition and Multiple-Micronutrient Fortification of Salt

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


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.


Cognition Multiple micronutrients Fortification of salt Nutrition Multiple-micronutrient deficiencies 



Alpha 1 acid glycoprotein


C-reactive protein


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


International units


Intelligence quotient


National Institute of Standards and Technology


Required daily allowance


Red blood cells


Serum ferritin


Soluble transferrin receptor



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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