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Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders

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Title
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009398.pub2
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Authors

Tan, May Loong, Ho, Jacqueline J, Teh, Keng Hwang

Abstract

About 5% of schoolchildren have a specific learning disorder, defined as an unexpected failure to acquire adequate abilities in reading, writing or mathematic skills not as a result of reduced intellectual ability, inadequate teaching or social deprivation. Of these, 80% are reading disorders. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), in particular omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are found abundantly in the brain and retina are important for learning. Some children with specific learning disorders have been found to be deficient in these PUFAs, and it is argued that supplementation of PUFAs may help these children improve their learning abilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 82 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 21%
Student > Master 15 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 17%
Researcher 13 15%
Other 6 7%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 29%
Psychology 13 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Neuroscience 7 8%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 10 12%