Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Estrogen Hormone May Limit Inflammation and Damage Due to Traumatic Brain Injuries

With roughly 1.7 million people suffering TBIs annually around the globe, researchers are constantly looking at ways to improve the treatment options for people with TBIs. Recently, evidence of a potential new treatment was presented during Experimental Biology 2012.
A study presented by Dr. Joshua Gaston of Dallas showed that estrone, a naturally occurring estrogen hormone, may reduce inflammation and cell death in the brain following a TBI. More research must be done, but this breakthrough may lead to improved treatment of TBIs.

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