Malnutrition and behavioral development: the nutrition variable.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_06F1BFC73A43
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Malnutrition and behavioral development: the nutrition variable.
Journal
Journal of Nutrition
Author(s)
Schürch B.
ISSN
0022-3166 (Print)
ISSN-L
0022-3166
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1995
Volume
125
Number
8 Suppl
Pages
2255S-2262S
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
During the last 50 years, the perception of nutrition variables that affect behavioral development has shifted, as have the scientific hypotheses that were addressed, the design of the studies that were conducted, the nature and composition of the dietary supplements that were given and compared and the interpretation of outcomes. Methods of diagnosing malnutrition and identifying the populations at risk of becoming malnourished are reviewed in relation to nutrition interventions. Even in dietary supplementation studies it can be difficult to isolate specific nutrient effects because of associations and interactions among dietary components. These and other problems associated with the study of possible effects of dietary energy, protein and micronutrients, and of breast vs. formula feeding on human development are examined. Where dietary intake data, biochemical indicators or clinical symptoms strongly suggest that presence of a single nutrient deficiency, the appropriate action may continue to be food supplementation or fortification, until the corresponding nutrient deficiency has been rectified in the habitual diet; where the nature of the deficiency is less clear, supplementation trials and programs aimed at improving dietary diversity and quality in general are more likely to show effects on indicators of behavioral development.
Keywords
Anthropometry, Behavior/physiology, Child, Child Development/physiology, Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena/physiology, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities/etiology, Humans, Infant, Infant Food, Milk, Human, Nutrition Disorders/diagnosis, Nutrition Disorders/epidemiology, Risk Factors, Vitamins
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