Fatty acid deficiency signs predict the severity of reading and related difficulties in dyslexic children.

AJ Richardson, CM Calvin, C Clisby, DR Schoenheimer, P Montgomery, JA Hall, G Hebb, E Westwood, JB Talcott, JF Stein

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It has been proposed that developmental dyslexia may be associated with relative deficiencies in certain highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). In children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, minor physical signs of fatty acid deficiency have been shown to correlate with blood biochemical measures of HUFA deficiency. These clinical signs of fatty acid deficiency were therefore examined in 97 dyslexic children in relation to reading and related skills, and possible sex differences were explored. Children with high fatty acid deficiency ratings showed poorer reading (P
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalProstaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000

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