The Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Improving Cognitive and Nutrition Status among Preschool Children Coming to Family Medicine Center Clinic in Nikla Village at Giza

Authors

  • Amany Nassef Tawfik Elshemy1 , Hanna Mohamed Aboulghar2 , Maha Abd El Rahman Mowafy3 , Maha Emad Eldin Ahmed4 , Marwa Sayed Mohamed5

Keywords:

Prevalence, Zinc, Cognitive, Nutrition, IQ

Abstract

Objectives:

  • Prevalence of zinc deficiency among preschool children in the study.
  • Impact of zinc supplementation on cognitive function and the nutritional status among preschool

children.

  • Health education for healthy food and their requirement from the food regard the age and sex.

Study design:

This is a pre-post intervention study included 50 preschool child.

Method: The children randomly assigned to receive zinc supplementation daily for 6 months according to the

level of plasma zinc. They were A self- administered questionnaire was used included (socio-demographic

data, food frequency questionnaire and 24 hr. recall), anthropometric and cognition were assessed at the

beginning and the end of the supplementation period. In addition to health education about healthy food

throughout the follow up 6 months.

Results:-The study included males (46%) and females (54%);

-There was a significant difference in weight for age and height for age between the group before and after

zinc supplementation.

- A significant difference in cognitive function, which the full-scale IQ, verbal IQ and nonverbal IQ between

the group before and after zinc supplementation

-The health education effect positively on increasing the consumption of healthy food as protein, CHO,

fruits, and vegetables to the normal proportions also effect on decrease consumption of unhealthy food as

manufactured potatoes, fizzy drinks, and sweats.

Conclusions: zinc supplementation has an effect on cognitive and nutrition status on preschool age.-

Health education about healthy food have good

feedback on the study.

Author Biography

Amany Nassef Tawfik Elshemy1 , Hanna Mohamed Aboulghar2 , Maha Abd El Rahman Mowafy3 , Maha Emad Eldin Ahmed4 , Marwa Sayed Mohamed5

1 Assistant Specialist, Family Physician, Ministry of Health,, 2Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo

University), 3Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University), 4Assistant Professor

of psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef University), 5Lecturer of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine -

Cairo University)

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Amany Nassef Tawfik Elshemy1 , Hanna Mohamed Aboulghar2 , Maha Abd El Rahman Mowafy3 , Maha Emad Eldin Ahmed4 , Marwa Sayed Mohamed5. (2020). The Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Improving Cognitive and Nutrition Status among Preschool Children Coming to Family Medicine Center Clinic in Nikla Village at Giza. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1769-1776. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10672