Psychomotor development and behavior in iron-deficient anemic infants

Nutr Rev. 1997 Apr;55(4):125-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1997.tb06463.x.

Abstract

Research has shown an association between iron deficiency anemia and adverse effects on behavior and psychomotor development in infants and children. The exact mechanisms behind these associations are not fully understood. Additional research is necessary.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / complications*
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / epidemiology
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / prevention & control
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Behavior
  • Iron / administration & dosage
  • Nutritional Status
  • Psychomotor Disorders / etiology*

Substances

  • Iron