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VA Secretary Calls for More Research into Traumatic Brain Injury

Representatives from the public and private sectors and nonprofits convened for a two-day summit in Washington, D.C., to come up with new ideas for treating people with traumatic brain injuries. The event, which began Monday, was organized by the Veterans Affairs Department, which is hoping to harness the collective expertise from various agencies and foundations to build on advances that VA already has made.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

With so many studies existing on the use high-dose fish oil for treating truly severe brain trauma, I am continually amazed why the VA simply doesn’t use an already existing agent that has no side effects if it is purified instead of calling for more research.  What they need is more treatment with high-dose omega-3 fatty acids.

 

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