As the National Football League continues to face scrutiny and litigation over concussions, new evidence shows that brain injuries may be a problem at the collegiate level too. According to a study published today in PLOS One, college football players who sustain hits to the head may experience long-term brain damage even if they aren’t
Traumatic brain injuries sustained by more than 200,000 U.S. troops may be fueling the military’s suicide crisis, according to a letter co-signed by 53 congressional members who are seeking additional data to investigate the new theory. [Note: Really? This a new theory?] Read full article.
It may not seem surprising that a sport that involves gigantic men slamming into one another goes hand-in-hand with head injury. But in American football, the severity of the life-long consequences has gone under appreciated until recently. And there are other sports that should be concerned. Soccer players who head the ball could be injuring their brains,
Omega-3 oils are known to be beneficial when it comes to joint and cardiovascular health, and now scientists from the University of Manchester say that the oil could also play a role in helping to prevent skin cancer… Read full article.
As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where does the science currently stand, which questions remain, and is cost a factor?… Read full article.
In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi was in a terrible car accident and airlifted to a nearby hospital. He had experienced severe brain trauma and was considered more dead than alive. Bobby family believes an experimental treatment using high doses of fish oil helped him recover from his traumatic brain injury. His father,
Itʼs been an exceptional past few weeks, mostly because I continue to hear from people who are desperate for something, anything, to help a loved one in a coma from a brain injury, traumatic or anoxic. However, there have been a couple situations recently that have really upset me, mainly because of the use of
I’m often asked if a person should take flax seed since it is very high in omega-3s. And yes, flax seed is a good source of short-chain 18-carbon length (ALA) omega-3s and a fantastic food. However, the elongation process to make 20 and 22 carbon length (EPA and DHA) in mammals is very poor (<1%)
It’s been eight weeks since the Sanjay Gupta MD show featured how fish oil was used to help Bobby Ghassemi recover from a severe traumatic brain injury two years ago. I had a chance to see Bobby this weekend along with his family. He is doing great, even better than when I saw him in