Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is ADHD An Advantage For Nomadic Tribesmen?

Is ADHD An Advantage For Nomadic Tribesmen?

ScienceDaily (June 10, 2008) — A propensity for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be beneficial to a group of Kenyan nomads, according to new research. Scientists have shown that an ADHD-associated version of the gene DRD4 is associated with better health in nomadic tribesmen, and yet may cause malnourishment in their settled cousins.

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