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Hitting Your Head Really Hard Once Might Triple Your Risk of Parkinson’s

In a paper decades and many autopsies in the making, researchers concluded that suffering a head injury that results in loss of consciousness-even if it occurs only once-may significantly elevate one's risk of Parkinson's disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

As I have shown in both animal studies and in humans, immediate application of high-dose omega-3 fatty acids dramatically reduces the inflammation induced by severe brain trauma.  I suspect if they were used at the same levels in my experiments with patients with severe brain trauma (about 15 grams of EPA and DHA per day), then the linkage between Parkinson’s and brain trauma would become highly attenuated.


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