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Hair Zinc and Severity of Symptoms Are Increased in Children with ADHD

Determination of bioelement levels in hair is an emerging non-invasive approach for screening bioelement deposition. In this study, we have compared multi-element hair profiles between healthy and ADHD Thai children, aged 3-7 years, living in Bangkok and suburban areas.

Levels of 39 bioelements in hair were measured by ICP-MS. Among the analyzed bioelements, increased hair Zn level was correlated with more symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and total ADHD symptoms.

Thai Clinical Trials Registry (TCTR) study ID: 20151113001.


Tippairote T, Temviriyanukul P, Benjapong W, Trachootham D: Hair Zinc and Severity of Symptoms Are Increased in Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: a Hair Multi-Element Profile Study. Biological trace element research 2017






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