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Posted Mon Jan 23 2012: from Environmental Health News:
Pessimistically, lead may taint your outlook
Lead exposure over a lifetime may lead to a darker outlook, which can in turn increase risk of depression, reports a study on aging men. The lead levels in the men were associated with increased pessimism even after the researchers considered the low socioeconomic factors that also are linked to pessimism. The results are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Previous studies had shown that lead exposure may be associated with pessimism, but these studies were limited in their ability to consider important factors such as socioeconomic factors in childhood and adulthood.
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