Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 590-612; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020590
Review

Early Postnatal Protein-Calorie Malnutrition and Cognition: A Review of Human and Animal Studies

1 Laboratory of Nutrition and Behavior, Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil 2 Nutrition Course, University of Ribeirão Preto, Av. Costábile Romano, 2.201, Bloco U, 14096-900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil The authors contributed equally to the study.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 January 2011; in revised form: 26 January 2011 / Accepted: 10 February 2011 / Published: 23 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Malnutrition and Public Health)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [361 KB, Updated Version, uploaded 24 February 2011 08:43 CET]
The original version is still available [361 KB, uploaded 23 February 2011 11:20 CET]
Abstract: Malnutrition continues to be recognized as the most common and serious form of children’s dietary disease in the developing countries and is one of the principal factors affecting brain development. The purpose of this paper is to review human and animal studies relating malnutrition to cognitive development, focusing in correlational and interventional data, and to provide a discussion of possible mechanisms by which malnutrition affects cognition.
Keywords: malnutrition; development; protein deprivation; cognition; environment

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Laus, M.F.; Duarte Manhas Ferreira Vales, L.; Braga Costa, T.M.; Sousa Almeida, S. Early Postnatal Protein-Calorie Malnutrition and Cognition: A Review of Human and Animal Studies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 590-612.

AMA Style

Laus MF, Duarte Manhas Ferreira Vales L, Braga Costa TM, Sousa Almeida S. Early Postnatal Protein-Calorie Malnutrition and Cognition: A Review of Human and Animal Studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(2):590-612.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Laus, Maria Fernanda; Duarte Manhas Ferreira Vales, Lucas; Braga Costa, Telma Maria; Sousa Almeida, Sebastião. 2011. "Early Postnatal Protein-Calorie Malnutrition and Cognition: A Review of Human and Animal Studies." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 2: 590-612.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert