Nutr Neurosci 2022 Jan 15:1-10. Epub 2022 Jan 15.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid Jordan.
Background: Recent studies have highlighted a role for trace elements and toxic metals across neurodevelopmental disorders, including developmental stuttering, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, these environmental influences have yet to be explored in relation to Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
Methods: Elemental hair composition of seven elements; zinc (Zn), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), potassium (K), aluminum (Al), lead (Pb), and barium (Ba) were analyzed in hair samples from 35 children affected by DLD and 35 controls with typical language development (TLD) using both inductive coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and inductive coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS). Read More