SPHINGOMYELIN & ITS ROLE IN COGNITION

Role of sphingomyelin

The first 3 years of life represent a rapid and dynamic period of brain maturation. Most brain processes during the period are primarily focused on connecting the brain by myelination and formation of new brain connections.

Early life nutrition is an important and modifiable factor that can shape synaptogenesis, myelination, and subsequently cognitive outcomes.

Sphingomyelin plays an important role in cognitive development via its structural and functional involvement in myelination & synaptic plasticity. 

Early life nutrition is an important modifiable factor that determine myelination & consequently cognitive functioning. Early myelination trajectories are associated with development of cognitive abilities & outcomes

There is a strong correlation between emergence of specific cognitive function and myelination of brain regions and networks subserving that function

Human milk is the preferred source of nutrition for infants and naturally contains Essential nutrients for development of synapses, myelination, and cognitive functions!

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