Non-Invasive Diagnosis Of Traumatic Dementia At An Early Stage – Part 2 of 3
Compared to the control group, the brains of the prior athletes had increased levels of choline, a cell membrane nutrient that signals the presence of damaged tissue, and of glutamate/glutamine (Glx). The former athletes also had altered levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), aspartate, and glutamate.
An estimated 3,8 million concussions correlated to sports and recreation occur in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The workroom was to be presented Dec 1, 2010 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.