Title

Effect of Mega Vitamin Treatment on Mental Performance and Plasma Vitamin B6 Concentrations in Mentally Retarded Young Adults

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1983

Publication Source

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Volume

38

Issue

3

Inclusive pages

352-355

Abstract

Other workers have reported preliminary results suggesting that vitamin and mineral supplements might improve the mental performance of mentally retarded children. The current study examined the effect of 20 wk of the suggested supplement on Stanford Binet scores in mentally retarded adults with nonspecific diagnoses, Down's syndrome, and subjects receiving anticonvulsant medication. No improvement in Stanford Binet scores was observed. However, serum pyridoxal phosphate concentrations were significantly (p less than 0.05) increased in subjects with Down's syndrome receiving the supplement compared with subjects with nonspecific diagnoses receiving the same treatment thus providing further evidence of abnormal vitamin B6 metabolism in Down's syndrome.

Keywords

Megavitamins, Down’s syndrome, vitamin B6

Disciplines

Mathematics

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http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/38/3/352.long