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Experts Gain Ground in CTE Diagnosis

WASHINGTON -- A consensus conference has established neuropathological criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), researchers reported here. The panel of neuropathology experts identified tau accumulation in neurons and neurites in a perivascular pattern that they said is specific to the disease, Ann McKee, MD, of Boston University, reported during a poster presentation here at the American Academy of Neurology meeting.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

You can prove causality between concussions and brain damage in animal studies.  When the animal is given high-dose fish oil after a concussion injury, you see a 98% reduction in the precursor of tau formation.  It seems silly not to recommend high-dose fish oil to those suffering from memory loss from any condition since it is ongoing neuroinflammation that drives dementia.

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