Deprivation of Nutrition as a Factor in Human Cognitive Evolution - CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition – Marcus Pembrey

12/13/2019; 18 minutes

Adequate vitamins and minerals are essential for normal cognitive development. Marcus Pembrey (University College London) uses iodine as an example. Severe iodine deficiency is a known cause of learning difficulties, but even suboptimal maternal iodine in early pregnancy can reduce the childs verbal IQ. Early humans thrived on the coast with a rich iodine diet. Bonobos dive for iodine-rich aquatic plants. Recorded on 10/11/2019. (#35290)

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