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[Literature Library] Brain iron content and cognitive development in childhood

[Literature Library] Brain iron content and cognitive development in childhood

Iron is a critical metabolic cofactor for many key processes of brain development like myelination and neurotransmitter synthesis. This study estimated brain iron content in children aged 7 to 16 years and examine the relationship to cognitive functions. Higher brain iron content was correlated with both faster processing speed and higher general intelligence.

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Reference

Hect JL, et al. Developmental variation in regional brain iron and its relation to cognitive functions in childhood. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2018;34:18-26.

WYE-EM-393-OCT-18