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Can Brain Damage Be Found In Retired Football Players?

Why do some athletes who suffer repeated head injuries develop a devastating brain disease, while others seem immune? And can this degenerative disease be treated or even prevented?

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There is very good evidence that CTE has a strong neuroinflammatory component.  Rather than banning all contact sports, maybe one should make as a requirement that every athlete has to take high-dose fish oil to play the sport.  I demonstrated back in 2011 that induced-brain damage could be decreased by 98% using high-dose fish oil after a concussion injury.  It only makes sense that high-dose fish oil would also reduce the neuroinflammation caused by a concussion.

 

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