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Brain Brownout: Concussion Recovery May Be Slower for Women

"According to our preliminary results, more aggressive management should be initiated once mTBI is diagnosed in women, including close monitoring of symptoms, more aggressive pharmacological treatments, rehabilitation, as well as longer follow-up." Chen had noticed that almost twice as many women as men were showing up in her clinic after concussions.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It would be interesting to see if the women with lingering concussions had a higher AA/EPA ratio than the men.  The higher AA/EPA ratio in the blood would be indicative of greater neuroinflammation in the brain.

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