Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 11

Zinc Deficiency and Association with Cognitive Performance in School-aged Children: Peer Review

Gomaa F Salma*

Institute of Public Health and Human Ecology, American University in Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Gomaa F Salma, Institute of Public Health and Human Ecology, American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Received: August 20, 2021; Published: September 30,2021



In developing countries, micronutrient deficiencies are of major impact on children development. Zinc is among the micronutrient which is supposed to play an important role in children development, including both growth and cognitive performance. Although the evidence for the role of zinc in cognitive development though animals’ studies is proved, evidence from human studies is still not conclusive. The association between dietary zinc status and cognitive functions through epidemiological studies, remains elusive. This review is summarizing current literature and epidemiological studies that investigated the association between zinc intake, through diet or supplement, zinc status (plasma/serum zinc concentration), and the different domains of cognitive functions in school-aged children.

Keywords: Zinc; DNA Synthesis; Plasma



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Citation: Gomaa F Salma. “Zinc Deficiency and Association with Cognitive Performance in School-aged Children: Peer Review”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.11 (2021): .


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