Nutrition is not only a basic need that all humans have to sustain life, but it is also critical to successful early development. This research compendium lends deeper insights into the links between nutrition and healthy brain function—and from the reverse perspective, between nutrition and neurocognitive disorders. This well-organized and accessible compendium offers a vital research context for policymakers, educators, medical providers, and families. It underlines our urgent responsibility to give children a strong start by improving prenatal and early childhood nutrition.
- Presents research that shows links between nutrition and healthy brain function
- Discusses how insufficient good nutrition can lead to neurocognitive disorders
- Looks at dietary patterns of mothers during pregnancy and the effect of their nutrition intake on their newborns
- Provides research on how nutrition can make a positive impact on children with neurocognitive disorders
Table of Contents
Nutrition and Neurocognitive Development. Nutritional Influences on Human Neurocognitive Functioning. Dietary Patterns in Pregnancy and Effects on Nutrient Intake in the Mid-South: The Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study. The Role of Nutrition in Children's Neurocognitive Development, From Pregnancy Through Childhood. Nutrition and Brain Development in Early Life. Genomic and Epigenomic Insights into Nutrition and Brain Disorders. Nutrition as an Important Mediator of the Impact of Background Variables on Outcome in Middle Childhood. Mild Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy is Associated with Reduced Educational Outcomes in the Offspring: 9-Year Follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort.
Nutrition and Children with Special Needs. Dietary Patterns in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dietary Intake and Plasma Levels of Choline and Betaine in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Association Between Psychiatric Disorders and Iron Deficiency Anemia Among Children And Adolescents: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Vitamin D Deficiency and Psychotic Features in Mentally Ill Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Nutritional Interventions for Improved Cognitive Function. The Effects of Breakfast on Behavior and Academic Performance in Children and Adolescents. Dietary Levels of Pure Flavonoids Improve Spatial Memory Performance and Increase Hippocampal Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. Camel Milk as a Potential Therapy as an Antioxidant in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Issues in the Timing of Integrated Early Interventions: Contributions from Nutrition, Neuroscience, and Psychological Research. Index.