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Nutritional Trace Elements Imbalance Common in Kids with CP

Richard_Scope
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edited September 2019 in Cerebral palsy
A study published in the journal Biological Trace Elements Research has suggested that there may be a link between the disability and the lack of essential elements and minerals found in the hair.
More recent data have shown that nutrition may have a significant impact on clinical features of cerebral palsy. Malnutrition is highly prevalent among children and teens with cerebral palsy and is associated with motor and cognitive symptoms.

To date, there is little information on nutrient and mineral intake by individuals with cerebral palsy. Studies have suggested that cerebral palsy patients have reduced blood levels of important nutritional elements, including iron, zinc, and magnesium. However, to date, results have been inconsistent.

A section of the study is available to read here.
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