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

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for children with specific learning disorders
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009398.pub2
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Tan, May Loong, Ho, Jacqueline J, Teh, Keng Hwang


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 92 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 16%
Student > Master 15 16%
Researcher 13 14%
Other 6 6%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 15 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 24%
Psychology 14 15%
Social Sciences 10 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Neuroscience 8 9%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 16 17%