International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

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International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Determining the effect of iron supplement in cognitive enhancement in children: An experimental study
Author(s)
Dr. Aashish Kumar, Dr. Sanjeev Nanda and Dr. Jagdish Kumar
Abstract
Aim: To know the effect of iron supplement in cognitive enhancement in children.
Material and method: Participants at three randomly selected schools were given iron supplement either once weekly or twice weekly or daily for one year. The fourth was the control school. In our study School boys (n=142) in the age group of 7-14 years was participated.
Results: iron supplementation given daily and twice weekly significantly improved cognition in most tests; the effect was not seen in once-weekly or control groups. In daily and twice weekly iron supplement groups, positive change in cognition test scores was relatively higher in boys with good compliance(>70% dose) vs. poor compliance; in anemic (hemoglobin1.1g/dL) vs. lower Hb gain.
Conclusion: Twice weekly IFA supplementation is comparable to daily IFA in terms of beneficial effects on cognition in young adolescent girls.
Pages: 23-26 | Views: 88 | Downloads: 52
How to cite this article:
Dr. Aashish Kumar, Dr. Sanjeev Nanda, Dr. Jagdish Kumar. Determining the effect of iron supplement in cognitive enhancement in children: An experimental study. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(1):23-26. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i1a.92
International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics