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A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

Phys Ed A single concussion experienced by a child or teenager may have lasting repercussions on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning throughout adulthood, and multiple head injuries increase the risks of later problems, according to one of the largest, most elaborate studies to date of the impacts of head trauma on the young.

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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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