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Concussions May Be More Hazardous for People at Risk for Alzheimer’s

A new study found that people who'd suffered concussions had less gray matter in areas of the brain related to dementia-but only if they also carried high-risk genes for Alzheimer's disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Any concussion that induces brain trauma can only be resolved with the increased generation of resolvins. Resolvins are formed from omega-3 fatty acids in the blood that have to transported into the brain.  Those the have a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s also tend to have low levels of transport of omega-3 fatty acids into the brain.  The way to overcome this genetically low transport is to increase the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood that is easily done by supplementation with high-dose fish oil.

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