Vitamin Supplements and Purported Learning Enhancement in Mentally Retarded Children.
Adolescent, Child, Double-Blind Method, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Minerals, Neuropsychological Tests, Random AllocationThyroid (USP), Vitamins.
Journal of Nutrional Science and Vitaminology (Tokyo)
Dr. Ruth Harrell and her colleagues conducted a study in 1981 in which the administration of high dosages of vitamins were determined to dramatically improve the intellectual functioning of mentally retarded children. This paper documents the efforts of its authors to replicate the Harrell et al. research and, although no significant differences were found between active treatment groups and control groups at study's end, a thorough comparison is made between the two research efforts.
Menolascino, F. J.,
Donaldson, J. Y.,
Gallagher, T. F.,
Golden, C. J.,
Wilson, J. E.,
Huth, J. A.,
Ludvigsen, C. W.,
Gillette, J. W.
(1989). Vitamin Supplements and Purported Learning Enhancement in Mentally Retarded Children.. Journal of Nutrional Science and Vitaminology (Tokyo), 35(3), 181-192.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/740