chapter  6
Nutritional Deficiencies as Developmental Risk Factors
ByErnesto Pollitt, Kathleen S. Gorman
Pages 24

This chapter focuses on two (i.e ., protein and energy malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia) of the four most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world and their putative effects on cognitive development in infants and children . The justification for an assessment of the role of these nutritional deficiencies as risk factors in development stems from their epidemiology and from the part they play in brain growth and function .