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A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

So for the new study, which was funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust and published in August in PLOS Medicine, scientists from Oxford University, Indiana University, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and other universities turned to an extensive trove of data about the health of people in Sweden.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Usually the lasting effects of a concussion injury is due to unresolved neuroinflammation.  As I demonstrated in 2011 in an animal model of single concussion injury, increased neuroinflammation can be measured by an increased AA/EPA ratio in the blood is rapidly reduced by supplementation with high-dose EPA and DHA. The reduction in the AA/EPA ratio was also accompanied by a 98% reduction in nerve damage in the brain.

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