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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that food with high iron content helps to improve attention and memory. The article was published in The Journal of Nutrition, a brief account of its contents described in the press release MedicalXpress.
To such conclusion experts came on the basis of the results of research with Indian adolescents who consume pearl millet with mineral additives.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies of mineral substances, and iron deficiency anemia is the main cause of disability among children and adults. At the same time, science little is known about the impact that iron has on the cognitive abilities of children and adolescents.
In the experiment, was attended by 140 Indian children aged 12 to 16 years from low-income families residing in the state of Maharashtra and attending one rural school. They were divided into two groups, one of which teenagers ate ordinary pearl millet and the other with iron culture. In six months the iron content in the body of the subjects increased, and these children were better able to perform tasks on attention and memory.
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