Childhood Exposure to Lead Linked to Adult Crime

 Childhood Exposure to Lead Linked to Adult Crime

Possibles sources of lead poisoning

In what may be the strongest link yet between lead exposure and crime rates, researchers at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday released new evidence, spanning more than 20 years, that draws a direct relationship between the amount of lead in a child’s blood and the likelihood he or she will commit crimes as an adult.

 

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Study: Trans-Fats Linked to Breast Cancer

Study: Trans-Fats Linked to Breast Cancer
A doctor exams mammograms, a special type of X-ray of the breasts

Trans-fats, which are being phased out of food because they clog arteries, may raise the risk of getting breast cancer, European researchers reported on Friday.

They found that women with the highest blood levels of trans-fats had about twice the risk of breast cancer compared to women with the lowest levels.

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