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Brain Brownout: Concussion Recovery May Be Slower for Women

Women may have a harder time recovering from concussion, a new study suggests. Taiwanese researchers found women were more likely than men to continue to have memory deficits nearly three months after a mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, according to the study published in the journal Radiology.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It would be interesting to see if the women with lingering concussions had a higher AA/EPA ratio than the men.  The higher AA/EPA ratio in the blood would be indicative of greater neuroinflammation in the brain.

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