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Concussion Diagnoses in Teens Hit a Record High

Diagnoses of concussions rose to a record high between 2010 and 2015, particularly among teens, according to a new report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The insurance company reports that more than 936,000 claims were filed for diagnosed concussions among its members, and that rates for adolescents between age 10 and 19 surged 71% during that time, while rates for adults increased by 26%.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Resilience to the effects of a concussion are highly dependent on the levels of EPA and DHA in blood needed to make hormones known as resolvins that are the most effective treatment for neuroinflammation.  As those levels of EPA and DHA continue to drop in the younger population, the likelihood of concussions as well as a wide variety of other neurological diseases will continue to increase.

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