Neurocognitive Functions in Infants with Malnutrition; Relation with Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Micronutrients Levels and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

ÇAKIR M., Senyuva S., Kul S., Sag E., Cansu A., Yucesan F., ...More

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY HEPATOLOGY & NUTRITION, vol.22, no.2, pp.171-180, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5223/pghn.2019.22.2.171
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-180
  • Keywords: Malnutrition, Neurocognitive, Calcium, Fatty acids, unsaturated, Spectroscopy, BRAIN-DEVELOPMENT, DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID, VITAMIN-D, CHILDREN, NUTRITION
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Malnutrition may influence neurocognitive development in children by directly affecting the brain structural development, or indirectly by affecting the children's cognition experience. Malnutrition alters the cell numbers, cell migration, synaptogenesis, and neurotransmission due to inadequate availability of necessary micronutrients to support cell growth. We aimed to analyze neurocognitive development in infants with malnutrition and its association with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), micronutrients levels and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) findings.