Nutrition and Executive Functions in Children

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Topic(s): Neuroscience

Executive functions, such as cognitive flexibility, self-control, decision-making, and problem solving, are critical for many of the skills children need to succeed at school and in later life. As one of the factors that influence EFs and their underlying brain connections and related processes like myelination and synaptogenesis in children, nutrition may provide an effective way of promoting EFs.

The relation between brain connections and EFs is bidirectional.

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Reference

Dr Aparna Chandrasekharan DM
HOD Neonatology, KIMS Kondapur,
Hyderabad