Iron deficiency can cause cognitive impairment in geriatric patients


Yavuz B. B. , Cankurtaran M., Haznedaroglu I. C. , Halil M., Ulger Z., Altun B., ...More

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING, vol.16, no.3, pp.220-224, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12603-011-0351-7
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-224

Abstract

Deficiency of iron, which plays an important role in oxygen transport and storage, may lead to cerebral hypoxia and cognitive decline. This relationship which was studied in children and adults was not evaluated in the elderly. The objective of this study is to examine the effect of iron deficiency on cognitive function in the elderly.