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  • Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children

    In two new studies, University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Naiman Khan, postdoctoral researcher Anne Walk and their colleagues found links between levels of lutein in the eye and cognition and academic performance in pre-adolescent children.

    In two new studies, University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Naiman Khan, postdoctoral researcher Anne Walk and their colleagues found links between levels of lutein in the eye and cognition and academic performance in pre-adolescent children.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Naiman Khan, call 217-333-3893; email nakhan2@illinois.edu.
    To reach Anne Walk, email amcclur3@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Macular pigment optical density is positively associated with academic performance among preadolescent children” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1080/1028415X.2017.1329976

    The paper “From neuropigments to neural efficiency: The relationship between retinal carotenoids and behavioral and neuroelectric indices of cognitive control in children” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.05.005