Moody students

Could a simple zinc deficiency be to blame for mood swings in adolescent female students? Researchers have found through a combination of survey and atomic absorption spectroscopy that there is a correlation between a lack of zinc in the diet, a deficiency and mood problems in teenage female students. They have taken into account the obvious confounding factors such as hormonal and educational challenges the girls face regularly as well as their family and environmental factors and the correlation persists. The answer, of course, would be improved diet with foods rich in zinc or dietary supplementation, which might be the best solution in parts of the world where zinc deficiency is common.