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Using Nutrients to Improve Brain Function in the Mentally Retarded Child
Every five minutes a child with mental retardation is born in the United States, so that each year 100,000 individuals are added to the MR population. Can anything be done to improve the cognitive and behavioral functions of these handicapped individuals? The medical-scientific establishment has always regarded mental retardation as an irreversible condition since the chromosomal structure is fixed and the individual is born with the full quota of brain cells.