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Nutrition Today:
doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e31819dc69d
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Micromineral Deficiencies and Child Development

Black, Maureen M. PhD

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Abstract

Microminerals represent essential vitamins and minerals that must be acquired through diet, fortification, or supplementation. This article reviews evidence on the relationships between 3 microminerals, iodine, iron, and zinc, and cognitive processes in infants and young children. A hypothesized model that includes direct links between microminerals and child development and indirect links through the caregiving environment is presented

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