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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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Iron deficiency during childhood may decrease a child’s ability to learn early in life but does not have a lasting affect on intellectual capacity.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Iron deficiency during childhood may decrease a child′s ability to learn early in life but does not have a lasting affect on intellectual capacity” is true or false.

Introduction: Iron is an essential nutrient that forms a structural component of hemoglobin in red blood cells involved in the transport of oxygen in the body. It also plays an vital role in muscle and brain function. Deficiency of iron can lead to impaired cognition, iron deficiency anemia, low appetite, and various other symptoms.

Explanation

Iron is an essential mineral required by the body for normal cognitive functions, synthesis of hemoglobin in red blood cells, and various other metabolic functions. Lack of essential nutrients during childhood can adversely affect gene functions in many ways that will have a life long effect...

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