Studies suggest lead may be cause of some ADHD cases

02/3/2010 | HealthDay News

Genetics is believed to account for as many as 70% of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder cases in children, but researchers say lead is a leading suspect among possible environmental causes of the remaining 30%. One study found that children with ADHD had higher blood levels of lead, and a second study linked the elevated levels to parental and teacher ratings of ADHD symptoms.

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