By Michael Downey
Life Extension, July 2016
The insidious damage caused by traumatic brain injury has emerged from the shadows and is receiving the medical focus it requires.
Much of this change has occurred due to two of the main victims of traumatic brain injury—soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and impact sports that include football and boxing.
Of course, civilians also incur traumatic brain injury from automobile accidents, falls, and assaults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 3 to 5 million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury-related disability.1