Increased levels of ethane, a non-invasive marker of n-3 fatty acid oxidation, in breath of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Ross2003IncreasedLO,
  title={Increased levels of ethane, a non-invasive marker of n-3 fatty acid oxidation, in breath of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Brian M. Ross and Ivor McKenzie and Iain Glen and Christopher P. Bennett},
  journal={Nutritional neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={277-81}
}
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comprises a range of behavioural problems including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Diagnosis and treatment of the disorder is made difficult due to its unknown biological basis. Several studies have identified abnormalities in membrane fatty acids in some subjects with ADHD, and some success has been reported using lipid therapies. We have measured exhalant ethane levels, a non-invasive measure of oxidative damage to n-3 fatty acids… CONTINUE READING