https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Relationship between obesity and cognitive function in young women: the food, mood and mind study https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:30746 Wed 11 Apr 2018 14:55:02 AEST ]]> Iron deficiency anemia, not iron deficiency, is associated with reduced attention in healthy young women https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:31008 30 kg/m 2 ). Participants completed a validated, computer-based cognition assessment evaluating impulsivity, attention, information processing, memory and executive function; CF reported as z-scores (mean ± SD). Iron status and CF were compared between groups via ANOVA, with adjustment for potential confounders (BMI, physical activity, C-reactive protein) via ANCOVA. A total of 157 NW and 142 OB women (25.8 ± 5.1 years) participated. Prevalence of ID and IDA were 14% and 6% respectively, with no significant difference between NW and OB groups. Women with IDA scored significantly lower on attention (although within normal range; ±1 z-score), compared to ID (IDA: -0.75 ± 1.89; ID: 0.53 ± 1.37; p = 0.004) but not IR (0.03 ± 1.33, p = 0.21) groups; there were no significant differences between ID and IR groups (p = 0.34). Adjustment for confounders did not significantly alter these results. In conclusion, women with IDA showed significantly reduced attention compared to women with ID.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:55:06 AEST ]]>