Antioxidant counters long-term concussion damage

Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

An estimated 3.4 million people suffer a concussion each year in the US. “Concussions can contribute to long-term changes within the brain and these changes are the result of cell death, which may be caused by oxidative stress,” explained Brandon Lucke-Wold of West Virginia University (Morgantown) in a press release. Lucke-Wold hypothesized that antioxidants might reduce the long-term effects of concussion by counteracting oxidative stress.

Lab Anim. (NY) 44, 249 (2015).
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