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By On July 6th, 2009

Estrogen may help with Brain Injury

Scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth have been studying the effects of estrogen administered immediately post traumatic brain injury. According to Simpkins’ they have found that the rapid administration of estrogen can protect the brain following injury, and has actually protected against stroke and sudden cardiac arrest as well. Simpkins’ studies in animals found that rapidly administering a single dose of estrogen, a strong anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory drug, following a stroke increases brain cell survival by up to 65 percent.

These findings are now being tested on human trauma patients in North Texas.

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