A1 Journal article (refereed)
Associations of IGF-1 and Adrenal Androgens with Cognition in Childhood (2019)


Mäntyselkä A., Haapala E.A., Lindi V., Häkkinen M.R., Auriola S, Jääskeläinen J., Lakka T.A. (2019). Associations of IGF-1 and Adrenal Androgens with Cognition in Childhood. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 91(5), 329-335. https://doi.org/10.1159/000501719


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Mäntyselkä A.; Haapala E.A.; Lindi V.; Häkkinen M.R.; Auriola S; Jääskeläinen J.; Lakka T.A.

Journal or series: Hormone Research in Paediatrics

ISSN: 1663-2818

eISSN: 1663-2826

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 91

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 329-335

Publisher: S. Karger

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000501719

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65348


Abstract

Background: Little is known about the association between adrenarche and cognition in general populations of children. We therefore studied the associations of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), androstenedione (A4), testosterone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and adrenarche with cognition among prepubertal children. Methods: These cross-sectional analyses are based on baseline data of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study. A total of 387 children (183 girls, 204 boys) were included in the analyses. Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices (CPM) score was used to assess nonverbal reasoning. Serum adrenal androgens and IGF-1 concentrations were measured and clinical signs of androgen action were evaluated. Results: Higher IGF-1 among boys (β = 0.149, p =0.033) was related to a better Raven’s CPM score after adjustment for age and parental education. Adrenal androgens in girls or boys or IGF-1 in girls were not associated with the score. There were no differences in Raven’s CPM score between children with biochemical adrenarche (DHEAS ≥1.08 µmol/L; ≥40 µg/dL) or with clinical signs of androgen action and children without them. Conclusion: The results suggest that higher serum IGF-1 among boys is related to better cognition in prepubertal children. We could not provide evidence for the associations of adrenal maturation with cognition in prepubertal children.


Keywords: hormonal factors; growth hormones; steroids; androgens; adrenarche; cognition; cognitive development; children (age groups)

Free keywords: DHEAS; insulin-like growth factor-1; adrenarche; cognition


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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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