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Published: 2019
SYNOPSIS

Metabolism of metals and toxins may play a role in ADHD and autism development, evidence may be detectable.

TITLE

Dynamical properties of elemental metabolism distinguish attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from autism spectrum disorder

CITATION

Austin et al. Translational Psychiatry (2019) 9:238 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-019-0567-6

SUMMARY

Cyclical processes involved in the metabolism of essential and toxic elements during fetal and early postnatal development differ significantly in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical children, according to a small study of tooth matrix biomarkers. The study’s findings suggest that metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins may play a role in the development of ADHD and autism.

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