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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5223/pghn.2019.22.2.171
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY HEPATOLOGY & NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-180

Abstract

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.